The U.S. FDA announces the awarding of a total of $21.8 million to support 42 states in the implementation of the FSMA produce safety rule. Cooperative agreement between the FDA and the states provides awardees with the resources to formulate a multi-year plan to implement a produce safety system and develop and provide education, outreach, and technical assistance. It will help prioritize farming operations covered by the produce safety rule and develop programs to address the specific and unique needs of farming communities.
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