The Food and Drug Administration has announced new cooperative grants to develop training and resources for state and local regulators conducting produce farm investigations and inspections.
The grants will also support development of best practices for adult learning and instructor skills to deliver courses on the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) regulations.
Under FSMA, the FDA is directed to improving the training of State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Food Safety Officials and for FDA to set standards and administer training and education programs to ensure a competent work force doing comparable work.
The grants will be competed among those currently funded grantees under the RFA: Assisting the Integrated Food Safety System’s National Food/Feed Training Program (U54), RFA-FD-11-028.
Further details are available via FOA Number: RFA-FD-15-041. Applications are due July 30, 2015.