FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) workshop

The MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center (CREC) will host an FDA Food Safety Modernization Act workshop.  For more details see below.  Click the link to the attached document for dates and registration.

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011, to better protect public health by helping to ensure the safety and security of the food supply. FSMA is the first major legislative reform of FDA’s food safety authorities in more than 70 years. FSMA is aimed to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing the contamination. On January 16, 2013, the FDA announced the establishment of two rules. One of these rules is the rule to establish standards for the growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce for human consumption (the produce safety proposed rule).

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the Food safety rule to the Mississippi’s produce industry so that the produce industry can evaluate and comment on the proposals. The produce industry will have until May 16, 2013, to comment before the rule is finalized.


 Individuals involved with the fruits and vegetables industry from farm to fork

 Extension agents who will return to their counties and transfer information to their clients

 Any other individuals or interested parties


FSMA Brochure = Registration and dates of the Workshop