Food Safety Modernization Act
The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences is helping produce growers, food processors, and feed manufacturers prepare for new regulatory standards required under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011.
Penn State Extension has taken the lead on these efforts by forming a cross-discipline team of faculty, staff and state-wide Extension educators with expertise in the areas of feed and food safety. Utilizing insights from impacted stakeholders, the team’s goal is to deliver training and other educational resources that will help Pennsylvania’s food and agricultural industry comply, creating a safer food system in the Commonwealth.
The following video series will review what the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is and whether your farm or food business may be affected by it.
Produce Safety Rule
The FSMA Produce Safety Rule pertains to most produce growers with the exception of the smallest operations. Use the following resources from Penn State Extension to learn more about this rule:
Preventive Controls for Human Food
FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food regulates all food processing facilities and some produce packing operations. Some farms that process foods will be regulated as well. Use the following resources from Penn State Extension to learn more about this rule:
- Detailed description of the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule
- Upcoming training opportunities
- View a video that focuses on the FSMA Produce Safety and the Preventive Controls for Human Foods rules, and will help you determine whether your produce crops or food products are covered
Preventive Controls for Animal Feed
The FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Feed rule requires manufacturers and processors of food for animals to establish and implement a food safety system that includes an analysis of hazards and establishment of risk-based preventive controls. View more information on the Preventivie Controls for Animal Feed Rule.
View upcoming training opportunities from Penn State Extension.