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in the Western United States

FDA Announces Regional Food Safety Training Centers across U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, have announced the creation of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach and Technical Assistance Grant Program. The plan is to provide funding for certain groups--specifically small farm owners and food processors--to receive training, education and technical assistance that is consistent with the standards being established under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

FDA Commissioner addresses state agriculture commissioners; announces new steps to enhance collaboration with states and ensure farmers are prepared for FSMA.

September 12, 2017: Included in the announcement are: a proposed extension for agricultural water compliance dates; equivalent testing methods for agricultural water; extension of compliance dates for produce farm inspections; training opportunities for producers and regulators.

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