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Welcome to the Southern Center for FSMA Training

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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Coronavirus Resources

Southern Center members have been hard at work collaborating with others in creating and reviewing coronavirus factsheets. Please refer to the below links to view factsheets for the food industry and consumers. 

NCSU has created a number of resources related to coronavirus, including infosheets for retail food environments and farms. A number of resources are available in Spanish and English. Also included are images that are open for sharing on social media platforms. Resources are housed here

UF has a variety of coronavirus infosheets located here

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service has a wide range of agriculture coronavirus resources located here

The Food Safety Resource Clearinghouse is an open source for a variety of resources; coronavirus resources have also been uploaded to the website

FDA Information

Routine inspections are suspended for the time being. Outbreak inspections and for-cause inspections continue to take place.

To view the FDA's general Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions please click here. To view the FDA's Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page please click here

FDA and OSHA-Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist for Human and Animal Food Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

USDA Information

USDA-NIFA has populated a coronavirus resource page for NIFA Partners, Researchers, Stakeholders, Applicants and Grantees.  

Interim Guidance from WHO and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

COVID-19 and Food Safety: Guidance for Food Businesses: interim guidance

Recent Updates