Food Safety in Agriculture & Business

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A Focus on Safety


 We provide workshops, online tools and one-on-one assistance to agricultural producers, food processors and food service professionals working in commercial and institutional settings.  We also provide education and one-on-one assistance related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). 

ASK A FSMA QUESTION OR REQUEST A PROGRAM


For Farmers

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For Businesses Making Food Products

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Do I need to comply with FSMA?

These three tools are meant to be used together.  If you do not receive the same answer from all three tools, please contact a member of the FSMA team.

These three tools are intended to be used together.  If you do not receive the same answer from all three tools, please contact a member of the FSMA team.

These three tools are intended to be used together.  If you do not receive the same answer from all three tools, please contact a member of the FSMA team.

What are the FSMA Cut Offs?

The final FSMA rules include definitions for sizes of businesses that are determined by sales figure cut offs and types of food being sold.  For example, a cheese maker selling less than the cut off of a million dollars of human food per year averaged over three years would be categorized as a very small business under the Preventive Controls Rule.  However, the regulation also allows for the cut offs to change over time to reflect inflation.  In 2020, for example, that cheesemaker’s cut off for sales from 2018-2020 has gone up to $1,142,427.    

To help farms and food businesses keep track of the changing values, the FDA has created a website that lists the updated values as they recognize them.

FDA Website: FSMA Inflation Adjusted Cut Offs


Articles

To determine the updated cut off for a business, view the FSMA Inflation Adjusted Cut Offs. Learn More
The University of New Hampshire is seeking a food safety specialist to fill a full-time, benefits-eligible position as State Specialist/Extension Prof... Learn More
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Resources

This recertification program fulfills the education requirement specified in the rules and will help producers continue their working plan for providi... Learn More