Food safety is a critical component of good farm management.

The National Farmers Union Foundation’s Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC) is an FDA-funded initiative to provide training, education, and technical assistance to local food producers. Its core mission is to build fundamental knowledge of food safety and support compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.

Under LFSC, NFUF works with twelve agriculture organizations and academic institutions to leverage their local networks and expertise and address the food safety needs of small-scale, diversified, sustainable, organic, and identity-preserved growers and processors. Building food safety knowledge amongst these groups supports FSMA compliance and strengthens producers’ ability to engage with a wider variety of markets.

On this webpage, you will find resources and events hosted by LFSC and our partners to help you incorporate the best food safety approaches into your agricultural operation.

News and Updates

Join the Food Safety Collaborative Chat!

Now announcing the Food Safety Collaborative Chat: an online space where any food safety enthusiast or professional can join a network of experts. Hosted on slack, this chat offers topic channel discussions for events, updates, and questions about the broader food safety world. Join today here via Slack.

Recording coming soon:

Watch our December discussion  on PFAS and forever chemicals with expectations with Dr.  Cheryl Murphy, Professor and Director of the Center for PFAS Research in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University.


Upcoming Events:

Nothing until 2024! 
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Key Resources

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Additional Resources

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This project website is supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award 1U01FD006921-01 totaling $1,000,000 with 100 percent funded by FDA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by FDA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.