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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.

Special Projects Grant Program now Accepting Proposals

NECAFS grant program to support food safety research and/or education is accepting proposals now through 9/1/17.  Year 2 of the Special Projects Grant Program (SPGP) is now open.  This grant program will fund projects that focus on addressing food safety issues among small to medium-sized producers and processors through research, education or both.

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Upcoming Events

Tailoring FSMA Education to the Plain Community - june Webinar

June 9, 2017

11:00AM - 12:30PM

Please join us next Friday, June 9th from 11:00am-12:30pm for our June Webinar, "Tailoring FSMA Education to the Plain Community."  This webinar will feature a presentation and discussion on adapting educational programing, with the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training as a specific example, to meet the needs of the plain community. Amish and Mennonite produce farmers do not use the internet as source of farming information and they do not generally belong to formal farming organizations. Therefore, it is critical to develop personalized delivery methods to meet these educational needs.

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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.