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.

Produce Safety Rule

Produce Safety Rule

The FSMA Produce Safety Rule pertains to most produce growers with the exception of the smallest operations. Learn more about the rule, including exemptions and deadlines, plus find educational opportunities from Penn State Extension.

Find educational opportunities on the Produce Safety 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. Learn more about the rule, including exemptions and deadlines, plus find educational opportunities from Penn State Extension.

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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. Learn more about the rule, including exemptions and deadlines, plus find educational opportunities from Penn State Extension.

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Importing foods

Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

The FSVP requires that importers have a Qualified Individual for the development and implementation of the requirements of the Supplier Verification Program. Learn more about the rule plus find educational opportunities from Penn State Extension.

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Video: Learn How FSMA Affects You

The following 28-minute video will review what the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is, and then address whether your farm or food business may be affected by the Produce Safety or Preventive Controls for Human Foods rules.



Video: Learn How The Animal Food Rule Affects You

The following 16-minute video will provide background on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Animal Food Rule, including how your farm or processing business may be affected.



Additional Industry Resources

Learn more about the Food Safety Modernization Act from our industry partners.