The FDA's Cooperative Agreement Program for States and Territories ...
BackgroundTo minimize the risk of serious adverse health consequences or death from consumption of contaminated produce, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce raw agricultural commodities grown for human consumption. FDA established these standards in the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, referred to as the Produce Safety Rule under 21 CFR Part 112, as part of the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Additionally, FSMA explicitly recognizes that all food safety agencies need to work together in an integrated way to achieve our public health goals.FDA initiated a partnership with state and territory agencies in 2016 through June 2021 via the cooperative agreements under PAR-16-137. That Cooperative Agreement Program provided technical and financial assistance to state and territorial a...
- State governments