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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Taking Action to Build Food-Safe Schools

Each Action Sheet addresses a specific area of food safety by providing you with background information, action steps that will help you build your framework, and resources for the in-depth information you will need to develop or strengthen that area.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Food Safety Resources

The FNS Food Safety division develops education, instruction and technical assistance resources for individuals working in federally funded nutrition assistance programs such as the NSLP, SBP, CACFP, and SFSP. Many of these resources are created in partnership with the Institute of Child Nutrition.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Federal Actions to Support Access to Infant Formula

The USDA, FDA, and other federal partners continue to work diligently to protect the health infants who are fed using infant formula. 

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0024 El virus estomacal

El virus estomacal: lo que el personal de la escuela debe saber

Resource | Fact Sheets The Food Safety Modernization Act and the Produce Safety Rule

This factsheet provides information on "Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.".

Resource | Fact Sheets An Overview of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

This fact sheet provides information on Good Agricultural Practices, recognized practices intended to prevent the microbial contamination of fresh produce, and how these practices apply to purchasing and growing local food products for farm to school activities. 

Resource | Fact Sheets Food Safety Information and Resources for the Farm to School Community

This fact sheet outlines a number of additional resources for those seeking to directly purchase or raise food products for school nutrition programs.

Resource | Fact Sheets Food Safety Frequently Asked Questions

"Food Safety Frequently Asked Questions: The Food Safety Modernization Act and its Impact on Farm to School Activities": This document includes common questions related to food safety when purchasing locally grown and raised food products directly from producers as well as food safety considerations for edible campus gardens.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Food Safety COVID-19 Resources

Learn more about COVID-19 food safety resources available to FNS program operators including new resources for school nutrition professionals from the Institute of Child Nutrition. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Creating a Culture of Food Safety & Using the Action Guide

Creating food-safe schools takes time and hard work. The Action Guide will help you recognize where you’re starting and what you can build over time. Once you have a complete blueprint, with all the necessary pieces in one place, you will have a valuable and lasting tool.

Page updated: October 14, 2021