Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

DFI partners with the Nevada Department of Agriculture to train and provide educational resources for farmers in anticipation of enforcement of FSMA in 2019 and upcoming years.

Food safety planning can be overwhelming at the outset, but there are many helpful links and guidance documents available from the Produce Safety Alliance to assist growers. First of all, check to see if your farm is covered or exempt from FSMA.

DFI just completed an update of its Food Safety Plan that can be used as a reference by area growers. Our plan is intended to meet GAP and FSMA requirements – it includes specific procedures and a streamlined record keeping system. Wondering how GAP and FSMA are related? Here is an article that provides an overview.

Additionally, the Produce Safety Alliance lists all FSMA trainings offered in Nevada and around the US. Read about upcoming workshops in the state in Nevada Today.

If you are new to the requirements outlined in FSMA, check out these informational sheets to get the ball rolling:

FSMA FAQs – Nevada Department of Agriculture

FSMA Farm Exemptions