Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

About the Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), enacted in 2011, is the most comprehensive update to our federal food safety laws in over 70 years. The purpose of the law is to ensure a safer U.S. food supply by focusing on the prevention of foodborne illness. Preventable foodborne illness poses threats to both public health and the economy. 

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) finalized seven major rules to implement FSMA that cover all points in the global food supply chain:

Learn more about What's New in FSMA

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.2431
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory               802.522.3502
  • Food Safety & Consumer Protection                        802.828.2426
    • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
    • Dairy                              802.828.2433
    • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures        802.828.2433
    • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.3475
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431