Alliances

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA)

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is a broad-based public-private alliance of key industry, academia and government stakeholders.  It was established in late 2011 by a grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health (IIT IFSH). 

The mission of FSPCA is to support safe food production by developing and delivering educational programs that assist the food industry in complying with the preventive controls regulations that has been promulgated in response to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  To learn more about the FSPCA, please visit the -   

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Website 

The FSPCA manages the Technical Assistance Network (TAN) that provides technical assistance to industry, academia and others regarding training, and scientific-technical questions related to Preventive Controls human food and animal food regulations.  To learn more about becoming a FSPCA Lead Instructor, or to submit a scientific-technical question to the TAN, please visit the - 

 FSPCA Technical Assistance Network (TAN) 

Sprout Safety Alliance (SSA) 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in cooperation with Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health (IIT IFSH), created the Sprout Safety Alliance (SSA) in 2012 to enhance the industry's understanding and implementation of best practices for improving sprout safety.  The SSA develops a core curriculum and training and outreach programs for stakeholders in the sprout production community. 

The Alliance is composed of the food industry, academia, and members from federal, state, and local food protection agencies.  It is funded by a grant from FDA to IIT IFSH, a nationally-recognized leader in food safety, food defense and nutrition science and research.  To learn more about the SSA, please visit the -   

Sprout Safety Alliance (SSA) Website

 The SSA participates in the FSPCA Technical Assistance Network (TAN) that provides technical assistance to industry, academia and others regarding training and scientific-technical questions connected with Sprout Safety.  To learn more about becoming a SSA Lead Instructor, or to submit a scientific-technical question to the TAN related to Sprouts, please visit the -

 SSA Technical Assistance Network (TAN)

Key Staff Members and Contact Information

Research Assistant Professor, IIT
708-563-8170
Director, Business Development, Adjunct Industry Professor, IIT
708.563.8175