University of Maryland Extension

FSMA

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training for FSMA Compliance-Charles County

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Charles Soil District Office
Thursday 11/30 8:00AM – 4:30PM Charles Soil District Office 4200 Gardiner Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601 Who should attend? Farmers who... Need to comply with the FSMA produce safety rule, e.g., producers growing leafy greens, tomatoes, berries, cucumber, etc. Are exempt from the rule but need to comply due...

GAPs class and mock audit at Baltimore urban farm

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Baltimore City Community College and Whitelock Community Farm
Vegetable farmers are invited to a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) class and on-farm mock audit in Baltimore, MD on Tues, Sept 12. Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is a voluntary food safety certification program for farmers who produce fresh fruit and vegetables. This GAPs class will be...

Food Safety Modernization Act-Produce & Preventive Rule Webinar

Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. The purpose of the law is to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to proactively preventing it. The law affects both the...

Food Safety Modernization Act Series

Photo by Edwin Remsberg What is Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? In short, it is legislation amending the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and giving FDA the authority to mandate preventive-based controls across the food supply chain. Not only does this include U.S. food facilities but a...
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