Farm and Food Safety


Food and Drug Administration’s website on Food Safety Modernization Act – The official site of the FDA regarding FSMA enacted in January 2011

FAQs about FSMA – Frequently asked questions about FSMA from the FDA’s website

FDA Fact Sheets on FSMA – Detailed fact sheets about FSMA: General information and proposed rules

Rutgers University FSMA Q&As – Questions and Answers on the proposed Produce Safety Rules

Produce Safety Alliance – An alliance of FDA, USDA and Cornell University who provides fundamental, science-based, on-farm food safety knowledge to fresh fruit and vegetable farmers, packers, regulatory personnel and others interested in the safety of fresh produce. Includes listserv and newsletter sign-up.


Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings – Standardized recommendations for animal exhibitors about minimizing health risks

Stay Healthy at Animals Exhibits – Guidance from the CDC for visitors and animal exhibitors


Extension Training for Agritourism – A multi state team developed and delivered an educational program to agricultural educators and service providers working with Northeast farmers interested in agritourism development. The training program is multi-tiered, comprising workshops, webinars, and web-based resources focused on:

  • minimizing farm safety risks;
  • managing liability;
  • mitigating financial risk through enterprise budgeting; and
  • improving marketing strategies.