Local Food Safety Collaborative

Welcome to our portal for the Local Food Safety Collaborative!

The LFSC is a partnership between the National Farmers Union and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to provide specialized training, education, and outreach on the fundamentals of food safety to farmers and food processors who serve local markets.

LFSC training, education, and outreach activities are designed to help local food farmers and processors comply with the requirements of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

As an LFSC partner organization, IFU is coordinating with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to provide food safety training, education, and outreach for Iowa’s local food farmers and processors.

LFSC Planning Survey

Are you a local food farmer or processor who could be impacted by FSMA rules? Take our planning survey to help us make sure that LFSC education, training, and outreach activities are tailored to your needs. Everyone who completes the survey will be eligible to enter a raffle for one of 20 $100 gift cards!

About the Food Safety Moderation Act

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Food Safety Moderation Act and what it means for local food farmers and processors in Iowa.

Food Safety Training for Iowa Farmers

Learn more about food safety training opportunities to help local food farmers and processors in Iowa comply with FSMA requirements.

North Central Region Center for FSMA Training, Extension, and Technical Assistance

Iowa State University has been selected to host the North Central Region Center for FSMA Training, to provide training and educational resources for local food farmers and processors in 12 Midwestern states. Visit the NCRFSMA website for more helpful information and resources for Iowa’s local food farmers and processors.

Questions? Contact IFU Local Food Safety Project Coordinator Ronald Tigner, (515) 357-0503, rtigner@iowafarmersunion.org

Iowa Farmers Union
PO Box 1883 Ames, IA 50010-1883
info@iowafarmersunion.org