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Michigan Food Safety Alliance

The Michigan Food Safety Alliance (FSA) was formed in 1997 after Michigan experienced several major foodborne illness outbreaks. It coincided with a food safety awareness campaign sponsored by Senator Spencer Abraham and the opening of Michigan State University's National Food Safety and Toxicology Center. Facilitated by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD), the FSA hosts quarterly roundtable meetings that bring together Michigan's food safety partners to share information and discuss major public policy issues related to improving and maintaining a safe food supply for Michigan citizens. The FSA attempts to be forward-looking and prepare the state's regulatory, regulated and academic communities for a continually evolving food system. Consumer awareness is also an important focus of FSA members. Issues targeted have included bovine Tuberculosis, irradiation, and Michigan Food Law. FSA partners include industry, university and consumer representatives, state and federal agencies, legislators and commodity organizations.

Save-The-Date: Virtual Food Safety Alliance Meeting

MDARD is excited to announce that we will be hosting a virtual Food Safety Alliance meeting on May 26, 2022, from 9:00 AM to Noon. Please save this date if you would like to attend and share with others who may be interested in attending. The intent of the Michigan Food Safety Alliance is to host roundtable meetings that bring together Michigan’s food safety partners to share information and discuss major issues related to improving and maintaining a safe food supply for Michigan citizens.

The meeting will consist of MDARD food and produce updates, Agricultural Development discussion, FDA Task Force discussion, as well as other discussion topics. There is no registration required to attend this event and more information on how to watch the event will be sent out through our listserv in the near future. If you have questions, please contact Bill Hull at HullW@Michigan.gov. We look forward to your attendance.

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Contact Information

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Food and Dairy Division
800-292-3939