We are the North Central Region that was selected by Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration (Grant Number 1R01FD005685-01) titled “Strategies  for Successful Implementation of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) in the North Central Region through Adoption of a Systems Approach and Stakeholder Engagement Framework” to represent the 12 states (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) in the Midwest region of the United States. Our grant is covered under the Institutional Review Board, Office for Responsible Research at Iowa State University (IRB ID 16-123 4/5/2016).

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Recent News

August 17, 2018

Are You a Food Facility Required to Register? FDA Has Issued Two New Guidance Documents to Help Facilities Meet Their Registration Requirements

August 17, 2018

August 14, 2018

Read a conversation with Jenny Murphy, consumer safety officer at FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, to learn what animal food producers can anticipate in this next phase in the implementation of the rule entitled Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Con

August 8, 2018

Read the report “Before Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Rule: A Survey of U.S. Produce Growers” from the USDA’s Economic Research Service.  It was recently released.  A two-page summary and the 80-page report are both available on the website.

August 3, 2018

The Center for Produce Safety will announce a request for preliminary research proposals Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Please check the CPS website - Grant Opportunities page on September 11 for research priorities and guidelines for the proposal process. Proposals will be due Tuesday, November 13. 2018.

August 2, 2018

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, released this letter yesterday.  It is addressed to state agricultural commissioners, secretaries and directors to update them on progress mad