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.

Find educational opportunities on the Human Foods Rule
 

 

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.

Find educational opportunities on the Animal Feed Rule
 

 

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.

Find educational opportunities on the FSVP Rule
 

 

Food Defense

Food Defense

The food defense rule focuses on the prevention of intentional contamination. This FDA rule, officially named "Mitigation Strategies to Protect Against Intentional Adulteration," or IA rule, was finalized in May of 2016 with compliance slated to begin in 2019. Learn more about the rule plus find educational opportunities from Penn State Extension.

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Sanitary Transportation

Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

The goal of this rule is to prevent practices during transportation that create food safety risks, such as failure to properly refrigerate food, inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads, and failure to properly protect food. Learn more about the rule and educational opportunities from Penn State Extension.

Find educational opportunities on the Sanitary Transport Rule
 

Additional Industry Resources

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

 

FDA Regulations
Penn State Law