• Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety (NECAFS) is one of four USDA funded regional centers tasked with coordinating training, education and outreach related to the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule. NECAFS work focuses on coordination and facilitation of the Northeast regional network to support a national food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance system among small and medium-sized producers and small processors.

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NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting

January 22-24, 2024

Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street

Portland, ME

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The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety


P.O. Box 559
Bennington, VT 05201-0559

As part of a regional effort, NECAFS works alongside the Lead Regional Coordination Center (LRCC), other Regional Centers (RCs) and training alliances on education and outreach efforts related to food safety and compliance with the Food Safety Moderization Act. 

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NECAFS Hosted Resources

Produce Safety in Hydroponic and Aquaponic Operations

Resources intended to guide readers through produce safety considerations specific to hydroponic and aquaponic operations.

Produce Safety Handbook for Buyers

An online tool that clarifies the complex landscape of food safety regulations and standards across states in the Northeast.

Processors' Food Safety Toolkit Website

A resource collection to help very small and small processors get started with Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

National Water Quality Testing Labs Map

Interactive map listing labs capable of performing at least one of the methods approved by the FDA for testing agricultural water.

Food Safety Resource Clearinghouse

A crowd-sourced site of Produce Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Food related resources.

FSMA Legal Educational Factsheets

NECAFS and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School identified, researched, and developed educational resources related to key legal questions associated with Produce Safety and Preventives Controls for Human Food.