Consumers in the United States enjoy the safest and healthiest food supply in the world. State agencies, including state departments of agriculture, play a vital role in implementing and enforcing our nation's system of food safety and inspection laws. NASDA works on a wide variety of issues related to labeling, inspection, and regulation of raw and processed food (including meat, poultry, and seafood) and food production, processing and marketing methods and technologies to ensure human safety and nutrition.
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Interstate Meat Inspection
Nutrition & Food Assistance
Food Regulation and Nutrition Committee
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NASDA calls for a renewed commitment to Cooperative Federalism—a robust partnership and role for states in federal policymaking—to ensure agriculture’s economic stability while guaranteeing safe and accessible food.
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FSMA Final Rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration
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Last updated on November 4, 2015.
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FDA Steps Up Outreach on the Proposed Produce Safety Rule
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FDA's International Food Safety Capacity-Building Plan
fsma, fda, food safety, international, import, export
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Presentation given by Robert Guenther, Senior Vice President of United Fresh Produce Association on February 6, 2013
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Presentation given by Dr. Glenn Black, Director of Science Operations, Grocery Manufacturers Association on February 6, 2013
Presenation given by Nancy Bryson of Holland & Hart on February 4, 2013.
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Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption
Proposed FDA Rule in PDF format
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Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food
FDA Proposed Rule in PDF format
The New FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.
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Food Emergency Response Plans
NASDA, in cooperation with USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has announced the availability of a model Food Emergency Response Plan Template. The template addresses the goal of enhancing the protection of the United States' agricultural industry and food security through increased prevention, detection, response, and recovery planning.
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Released February 9, 2006
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This document provides supporting material for states using the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Food Emergency Response Plan template (FERP) to develop a stand-alone food response plan or an annex to an existing all hazards plan.
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This document is part of an effort to develop a seamless system of food defense between local, state and federal jurisdictions. It addresses the goal of protecting public health and enhancing the protection of the United States agricultural industry and food security through the increased prevention, detection, response and recovery planning.
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February 17, 2000.
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Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-9, January 30, 2004
Major Provisions of the Public Health Security & Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act (H.R. 3448). Text and Status of H.R. 3448.
National Incident Management System website - FEMA
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The Dairy Division of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has completed the Raw Milk Survey. Chart with survey results
The Dairy Division of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has completed the Raw Milk Survey.
November 18, 2003
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