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The overall goal of the Southern Center is to build a collaborative infrastructure in the Southern US to support Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliant training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance as it relates to the produce industry.

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 Agenda and Slides from FSMA Workshop

Introduction to FSMA Workshop in Puerto Rico: Hosted by CFCS, NIFA, and USDA July 20, 2017

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Overview of FSMA
  3. Introduction to Produce Safety Rule
  4. Introduction to Preventive Controls and Human Foods Rule
  5. Introduction to Foreign Supplier Verification Program

PSA and FSPCA Logic Models

  1. PSA Logic Model
  2. FSPCA Logic Model

Who is the FSPCA? Septemb er 27, 2017 

FDA Releases New Online Training for Sanitary Transportation Rule September 20, 2017

Check out our Blog

FDA Considering Simplifying Agricultural Water Standards March 20, 2017

FDA provides $21.8 million to states for FSMA produce safety rule implementation September 9, 2016

FDA Issues Draft Guidances under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act for Animal Foods and the Classification of Activities for Farms and Facilities August 24, 2016

FDA Extends Certain FSMA Compliance Dates; Issues Draft Guidance August 23, 2016

FDA Announces Grant Award for Tribes and Local Food Producers to Enhance Food Safety and Compliance Under FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) August 23, 2016

UF receives $1.2 million NIFA grant to spread the word on new national food safety standards GAINESVILLE, FL, October 27, 2015

USDA Grants Establish Regional Centers for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Technical Assistance WASHINGTON, October 14, 2015

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Awards $4.7 Million for Food Safety Outreach, Education WASHINGTON, October 19, 2016

FDA Announces Draft Guidance to Help Sprout Operations Comply with Produce Safety Rule January 19, 2017