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National Produce Safety Cooperative Agreement Program

National Produce Safety Cooperative Agreement Program

What is the Produce Safety Cooperative Agreement Program?

This cooperative agreement will facilitate long-term improvements to the national food safety system by providing states with information to help identify needed changes and resources to enforce produce safety requirements modeled after FDA’s Produce Safety Rule.

This cooperative agreement will accomplish these goals through research and analysis of current state requirements applicable to produce on farms and state legal authority to conduct inspections, collect samples, perform training, provide education and technical assistance, and take enforcement action relating to compliance with on-farm produce safety requirements.

Additional research and analysis efforts will be directed toward resources needed by states to conduct produce regulatory activities as part of their implementation of state requirements that are aligned with FDA’s produce safety rule.

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.