FSMA Technical Assistance Network (TAN)
The Technical Assistance Network (TAN) is a central source of information for questions related to the FSMA rules, programs, and implementation strategies.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Technical Assistance Network staff has compiled answers to frequently asked questions on FSMA. You may also use FSMA Guidance Documents to find answers to your questions.
Submit Your Question Electronically
Didn't find your question above?
For assistance with human food topics, submit your question to the TAN.
For assistance with animal food topics, email the CVM TAN Mailbox.
Mail Your Question
If you prefer to mail in your question, please send it to the address below:
Food and Drug Administration
5001 Campus Drive
Wiley Building, HFS-009
Attn: FSMA Outreach
College Park, MD 20740
For Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) training and scientific/technical questions, please contact the FSPCA Technical Assistance Network using their web form at http://www.iit.edu/ifsh/alliance.
For technical questions regarding implementation of the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule, please contact the Food Safety Resource Team (FSRT) at https://fspca.force.com/FSPCA/s/produce.
How TAN Works
Inquiries are answered by FDA Information Specialists or Subject Matter Experts, based on the complexity of the question. FDA will respond to inquiries received as soon as possible. However, response times may vary, due to complexity of question and the volume of inquiries we receive.
Once a question is submitted, the inquirer will receive notification of receipt and a case number to be referenced in future correspondence.