Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Desert Farming Initiative (DRI) will be in FSMA compliance by the end of 2018 as regulated by the Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA).  DRI has partnered with Nevada Department of Agriculture to train and provide educational resources for farmers in anticipation of enforcement of FSMA in 2019.

FSMA can be a work intensive process, but it doesn’t have to be. We have posted some helpful links that set us in the right direction and soon will be posting our own Food Safety manual and log sheets that you can copy and apply to your farm. Additionally, our Classes page will list any upcoming FSMA training happening in the state. Classes are also offered through the Produce Safety Alliance, and can be found here.

If you are new to the new federal regulations outlined by FSMA, check out these informational sheets to get things started:

FSMA FAQs

FSMA Educational Resources

FSMA Farm Exemptions