USDA Announces $4.7 Million Available in Grants for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Technical Assistance

The Department of Agriculture plans to offer nearly 5 million dollars in new grants for food safety training, sponsored through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  These grants are meant to help the owners of small to mid-sized farms, disadvantaged farmers, and small fresh fruit and vegetable wholesalers comply with food safety guidelines created by the Food Safety Modernization Act.

NIFA will fund pilot projects, community outreach projects, and multi-state educational projects to support the development of food safety concerns.

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