The Food and Drug Administration and the United States Dapartment of Agriculture‚Äôs National Institute of Food and Agriculture funded the creation of a National Coordination Center (NCC) and four Regional Centers (RCs).  NECAFS is one of these RCs.  The goals of the NCC and RCs are aimed at improving coordinated training, education and outreach efforts related to food safety and compliance with the Food Safety Moderization Act.  The Produce Safety Alliance, Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance and Sprout Safety Alliance have engaged with these centers to ensure that training needs for produce growers and processors across the country are met.

Regional Centers (RCs)

    North Central Region        North Central Region Center for FSMA Training, Extension, and Technical Assistance

                                                    Iowa State University
                                                   

Small NECAFS logo   Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety

                                                    University of Vermont
                                                   

Southern Center            Southern Center for Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance to Enhance Food Safety

                                                    University of Florida
                                                   

Western Center            Western Center for Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Center to Enhance Food Safety

                                                    Oregon State University
                                                   

National Alliances

Produce Safety Alliance   Produce Safety Alliance

                                                                 Cornell University
                                                               

FSPCA    Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance

                                                                  Illinois Institute of Technology
                                                                 

Sprout Safety Alliance     Sprout Safety Alliance

                                                                  Illinois Institute of Technology
                                                                  

Additional Cooperative Agreements to reach special audiences

                      Local Food Safety Collaborative

                                                                  National Farmers Union
                                                                 

   Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative

                                                                 University of Arkansas