USDA reveals grant for food safety projects

By staff reporter

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Grants for projects to help meet FSMA guidelines

Related tags: Food safety, Sustainability, Fruit

Almost $5m in grants has been made available by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for food safety education, training, and technical assistance projects.

The $4.7m is for projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning and socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers, food hubs and farmers' markets.

Offered through the Food Safety Outreach Program and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) they are designed to help stakeholders comply with guidelines established by the Food and Drug Administration under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

"As growing demand for local food creates new economic opportunities for small farms, beginning farmers, and others, we are committed to ensuring that all types of farmers and businesses have the tools they need to be successful​," said Tom Vilsack, agricultural secretary.

Applications are due June 2 click here​ for more information.

Related topics: Food Safety & Quality

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