What’s the alliance for produce safety?
The Produce Safety Alliance 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 proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. For more information about the Produce Safety Alliance including national produce safety collaborators, educational materials, and FSMA updates visit the Produce Safety Alliance website at: producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu.
How is FSPCA working together with the Produce Safety Alliance? There are similarities and involves some of the same individuals.
We do things differently, because the FSPCA is responsible for such a wide variety of different regulative food as opposed to the PSA but we have the same goals, we do things little bit differently but we do share materials with that. We keep in very close contacts. There are a few overlaps and there are some places where we can leverage each other and one of the things that we have come up with is some of the universities and extension folks maybe in a position to not only be a part of both alliances but be instructors for both PSA and FSPCA. So, we see a lot of overlap there.