Food Safety and Nutrition
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is transforming the nation's food safety system by shifting the focus from responding to foodborne illness to preventing it. Congress enacted FSMA in response to dramatic changes in the global food system and in our understanding of foodborne illness and its consequences, including the realization that preventable foodborne illness is both a significant public health problem and a threat to the economic well-being of the food system. The FSMA rules are designed to make clear specific actions that must be taken at each of these points to prevent.
The following links are helpful sites regarding food nutrition, safety and FSMA compliance and trainings.
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
The USDA FSIS web portal provides regulations and policy, news, recalls and other useful information.
Food Safety Prevention Controls Alliance
The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) mission is to support safe food production by developing a nationwide core curriculum, training and outreach programs to assist companies producing human and animal food in complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The web site has links for trainings courses and much relevant information.
The gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.
Produce Safety Alliance
Lists all Produce Grower Safety classes
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) is a collaboration between Cornell University, FDA, and USDA to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements included in the United States Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service – Ask Karen!
Ask Karen provides information for consumers about preventing foodborne illness, safe food handling and storage, and safe preparation of meat, poultry, and egg products.
Producers and processors handling fresh produce can participate in voluntary USDA Good Handling Practices and Good Agricultural Practices (GHP/GAP) audits of their operations. To learn more about GHP/GAP, visit the program online at
North Central Region - Center for FSMA Training, Extension and Technical Assistance
This site provides a wealth of information including many resources, news, fact sheets, links to other regional centers, communication network, free newsletter and state contacts.
Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) https://agriculture.mo.gov
MDA administers programs related to food safety of meat, poultry, eggs, produce, feed/seed and fruits/vegetables produced in MO. Each of their programs are listed below. Go to the MDA site for more information on inspection programs, farmers markets, and Missouri laws.
Missouri grown site connecting growers to consumers, fund raiser program and Farmers Market Handbook and Farmer Market Report.
Missouri Department of Health and Food Safety
This site provides food safety information to multiple audiences with links to Consumer Food Safety, Food Recalls, Industry Food Safety (manufactured and retails foods), Foodborne Illnesses, local agencies and much more.
Missouri Food Recalls - http://health.mo.gov/safety/foodrecalls/index.php
University of Missouri Extension Food Safety Resources
Publications, resources, labeling requirement, GAP's, food preservation programm, soil and manure testing.
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
State Health Lab https://health.mo.gov/lab
Food Safety: How to Clean Up Your Act at Home