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    The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety is a collaboration among the 12 states and the District of Columbia which aims to jointly advance understanding and practice of improved food safety among the region’s small and medium sized produce growers and processors.              READ MORE >> 

The project partners are developing the center due to expressed stakeholder need for training related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and in response to US Food and Drug Administration call for proposals for such a center.

NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting

Final Agendas and Information is Now Available

January 23-25, 2018, Baltimore, MD!

Tuesday will be a focused meeting day dedicated to Produce Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Food in two parallel tracks.  Wednesday will be a joint conference including updates from each state regulatory, research and extension and three panel sessions featuring producers, processors and buyers.  There will also be a poster session immediately following the Wednesday conference where anyone is invited to present a poster, either one from a former conference or something new.  The NECAFS Steering Team will meet on Thursday.

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The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety


802-447-7582 x254

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

As part of a regional effort, NECAFS works alongside the National Coordination Center (NCC), 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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Is your farm covered by the Produce Safety Rule? Check this flow chart (PDF). Visit the FDA's Produce Safety Rule main page for more info.


Do you process food? You may want to review this Preventive Controls Fact Sheet. Visit the FDA's Preventive Controls Rule main page for more info.