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Food Safety News has a story about how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is sponsoring a competitive grant program that is designed "to fund food-safety training, education and technical assistance consistent with standards being established under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)."

According to the story, "Priority will be given to grant applications to train owners and operators of small and medium-size farms, farmers just starting out in business, socially disadvantaged farmers, small food processors, small fruit and vegetable wholesalers, and farms that lack access to food safety training and other educational opportunities."
KC's View:
I've actually been learning a lot lately about the new demands of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) owing to the requirements of a video I've been producing for ReposiTrak about its traceability/trackability program, which as been endorsed by, among other organizations, the Food Marketing Institute. (This is another part of my business ... video production ... and the final product eventually will be seen on MNB.)

One of the things I am utterly persuaded of is that there are a lot of people in the food industry - at every level in the supply chain - that are not ready to meet the new FSMA demands. So I think anything that can be done to help organizations help themselves is a good thing.