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National Produce Safety Cooperative Agreement Program

What is the Produce Safety Cooperative Agreement Program?

This cooperative agreement is designed to assist the FDA in developing, implementing, and improving a nationally consistent system of support and accompanying resources for state and territorial produce safety regulatory agencies that are charged with regulatory oversight and responsibility over commodities regulated in FDA's Produce Safety Rule.

The purpose of this support system is to assist these agencies, in conjunction with the FDA, in advancing efforts for a nationally integrated food safety system. This is done through research, planning, establishment, and/or enhancement of state and territorial produce safety regulatory programs that encourage the safe production of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as promote understanding of the Produce Safety Rule and enforce compliance with the Produce Safety Rule's requirements.

Where can I find the FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety?

For more information on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Produce Safety, follow the link to find information on key requirements, exemptions, and much more.  

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information on this program, you can check out the funding opportunity announcement.

Specific questions on this program can be directed to the appropriate Office of Partnerships' contact within the Division of Partnership Investments and Agreements. Please visit the Office of Partnerships Contacts webpage to obtain a downloaded version of the staffing roster. 

General questions can be directed to the Office of Partnerships' general mailbox: op.feedback@fda.hhs.gov.