Contact Us

James Theuri
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Phone: 815-933-8337
FAX: 815-933-8532
jtheu50@illinois.edu

Laurie George
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
ljgeorge@illinois.edu

Food Safety

Food Safety

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: What it Means for You and Your Farm Webinar

  • FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety
    The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety rule is now final, and the earliest compliance dates for some farms begin one year after the effective date of the final rule (see “Compliance Dates” below). The rule establishes, for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.

  • The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act - What it Means for You and Your Farm
    Welcome and Introduction of Presenters and Topics: Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, Local Food Systems and Small Farm Educator, University of Illinois Extension, Preparing for FSMA Good Ag Practices and Food Safety Plans Ellen Phillips and James Theuri, Local Food Systems and Small Farm Educator, University of Illinois Extension, The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Wes King, Executive Director, Illinois Stewardship Alliance, The Food Safety Modernization Act Proposed Rules: How to Take Action Today! Sarah Hackney Grassroots Director National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.