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Helping food industry address food safety risks and meet FSMA requirements.

Located at the Food Innovation Center (FIC) Agricultural Experiment Station in Portland, Kovacevic Food Safety Outreach & Research Program (FSORP) assists Oregon and the Pacific Northwest’s food production and processing industries in addressing Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements. 

Housed within the program are several outreach, extension and research initiatives supporting regional and national food safety efforts, with special emphasis on prevention and control of Listeria contamination.

Led by Dr. Jovana Kovacevic, the Kovacevic Food Safety Outreach & Research Program includes:


Food Safety Trainings and Outreach

We offer education and training assistance to food growers and processors, ranging from the beginner to advanced levels. Together with our partners at the Oregon State University campus and the Oregon Department of Agriculture, we offer programs that provide basic training in food safety, good manufacturing practices (GMPs), environmental monitoring programs, and advanced trainings needed to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements.


Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety

The Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety is one of four U.S. regional centers created in 2015 to support the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)-related education, training, extension and outreach efforts. This partnership, led by Oregon State University, encompasses 13 Western states and territories of American Samoa and Guam. 


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