Welcome to the Sprout Safety Alliance Online
The Sprout Safety Alliance (SSA), a public-private alliance, will develop a core curriculum, training and outreach programs for stakeholders in the sprout production community to enhance the industry's understanding and implementation of best practices for improving sprout safety, and requirements for sprout producers in the upcoming rule on standards for produce safety required by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The SSA, two years on... Click here to see our accomplishments.
Pilot Training Sessions
Three pilot training sessions have been performed, where participants from the SSA have presented portions of the developed curriculum to interested stakeholders in the sprout industry. Check back here for information about future training sessions.
Sprout testing discussed in Food Quality Magazine article...
Recommendations for testing during sprout production were discussed in a recent article featured in Food Quality Magazine and written by Stephen Grove, Coordinator of the Sprout Safety Alliance. Click here for the full article.
SSA Given Award by FDA
FDA honors SSA with Group Recognition Award!
Participants in the SSA were recognized at the 53rd Annual FDA Honor Awards Ceremony with the Group Recognition Award. This award recognizes “superior achievement of the Agency’s mission through teamwork, partnership, shared responsibility, or fostering collaboration and coalition to achieve FDA goals.” The development of the training programs and curriculum is a truly collaborative effort between the sprout industry, academia and federal, state and local government representatives, and the SSA team is honored to be recognized for their hard work.