Safe Wisconsin Produce Resources

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Listed below are resources to help you better understand the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the organizations involved with education and outreach for the produce industry. Choose a topic​:

Safe Wisconsin Produce​

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Cleaning & Sanitizing

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Animals & Land Use

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General Resources

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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

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Produce Safety Alliance (PSA)

The Produce Safety Alliance is a collaboration between Cornell University, FDA, and USDA to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the requirements included in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. Currently, the PSA grower training course is the only FDA-recognized training that satisfies a key PSR regulatory requirement.

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  • The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) is an international, nonprofit organization that is in the forefront of streamlining and simplifying regulations by either drafting regulatory rules or by commenting on government proposals. AFDO manages grower training certifications.
  • The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) is a one-of-a-kind applied food science research consortium comprised of the Illinois Institute of Technology, FDA, and the food industry.
  • K-State Extension Food Safety
  • Marbleseed is a nonprofit organization based in Spring Valley, Wis., that promotes organic and sustainable agriculture by providing education, resources, and expertise on many aspects of produce safety.
  • Michigan State University Agrifood Safety
  • The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders, and is the principal developer of the On-Farm Readiness Program.
  • The North Central Region was selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration to represent 12 Midwest states to establish a sustainable communication network connecting educators, growers, and processors throughout the North Central Region to facilitate collaboration for FSMA compliance training and build training capacity.​

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