LOCAL & STATE RESOURCES
The Produce Safety Program at NMDA is working with the FDA through a cooperative agreement to advance efforts to implement and ensure compliance with the Produce Safety Rule. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) focuses on preventing food safety problems rather than reacting to problems. Visit the Produce Safety web page for more information, resources, training dates and to subscribe to the Produce Safety Newsletter.
The NMDA Office of Agricultural Bio-Security and the Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center have a created a New Mexico Food Protection Alliance website. The site contains announcements of alliance meetings, training opportunities and food recall information.
The Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center provides New Mexican’s beneficial information concerning food protection, agricultural biosecurity, and emergency preparedness. Here you can find information and links concerning agricultural biosecurity, training opportunities, family emergency preparedness, and a wealth of other information concerning food safety and biosecurity measures.
The New Mexico Environment Department’s Food Program is responsible for food protection activities in the State of New Mexico. Similar to FDA, the Food Program assures food service establishments, and processing facilities prepare safe food under sanitary conditions.
The latest federal food safety and recall information is available at www.FoodSafety.gov
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the United States Department of Agriculture agency responsible for food safety in meat, poultry, and egg products including inspection and labeling.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring that foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitors public health and public health threats across the United States. CDC’s primary mission is health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. www.cdc.gov provides a wealth of information concerning public health threats domestically and internationally as well as information to prevent the spread of disease.
Another great source of information for human health outbreaks locally and globally is HealthMap. HealthMap provides global information on recalls but also has released iPhone, iPad, and Android apps, “HealthMap: Outbreaks Near Me” that provides infectious disease information worldwide in a map based format.