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Food Safety

Research by Topic: Food Safety
National Agricultural Law Center
This resource provides an overview of food safety law, including links to major statutes, regulations, and case law.  There is also a list of links to publications on various food safety legal topics.


Direct Marketing Guides
National Agricultural Law Center
This website provides state-specific information for food producers engaged in direct marketing, and includes information on a range of important legal and business considerations.  The states for which resources are available are: New York, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.


FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
This website provides access to FDA information and guidance on the Food Safety Modernization Act, and the FDA’s proposed rules under the act.


The Food Safety Modernization Act: Learn More, Act Today!
National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition
This website provides an activist perspective on the Food Safety Modernization Act.  The resource includes a general overview of the Act, the proposed rules, and a publication on the rules’ potential impact on food producers and processors.


Small Scale Food Entrepreneurship: A Technical Guide for Food Ventures
Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
This resource provides a broad range of information for food entrepreneurs.  Sections III through IV of the publication specifically cover food safety topics, including regulations and requirements for acidified and low acid products, dairy products, and meat and poultry products.