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
                                                    Ames, IA | PI: Angela Shaw

Small NECAFS logo   Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety

                                                    University of Vermont
                                                    Bennington, VT | PI: Chris Callahan

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

                                                    University of Florida
                                                    Gainseville, FL | PI: Michelle Danyluk

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

                                                    Oregon State University
                                                    Corvallis, OR | PI: Robert McGorrin

National Alliances

Produce Safety Alliance   Produce Safety Alliance

                                                                Cornell University
                                                                Ithaca, NY | PI: Elizabeth Bihn

FSPCA    Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance

                                                                  Illinous Institute of Technology
                                                                  Bedford Park, Il | PI: Robert Brackett

Sprout Safety Alliance     Sprout Safety Alliance

                                                                   Illinous Institute of Technology
                                                                   Bedford Park, Il | PI: Kaiping Deng

Additional Cooperative Agreements to reach special audiences

                      Local Food Safety Collaborative

                                                                  National Farmers Union
                                                                  Washington DC | PI: Chelsea Matzen

   Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative

                                                                University of Arkansas
                                                                Fayetteville, AR | PI: Colby Duren