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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

December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018

If you plan to comment on the first installment of the three-part draft Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule guidance, you will have an additional opportunity to do so. Although the closing date for public comment on the first installment is December 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to ask for comments on both the first and upcoming second volumes during the comment period after the second installment of the draft guidance is issued.

November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018

Food facilities that are required to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must renew their registration this year between October 1 and December 31. FDA has recently added new resources to assist food facilities in this process.

November 28, 2018

The December 2018 newsletter was sent out today.

ncr_fsma_public_newsletter_december.pdf

November 21, 2018

The rise in reported food-borne illness outbreaks has sparked an urgent need for transformation regarding the nation’s food safety system. The focus of responding to a food-borne illness shifted to prevention in January 2011 when the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was passed by congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama. The law consists of seven rules, one of which is the Produce Safety Rule, which applies to those who grow, harvest, handle or pack fresh fruit and vegetables.

November 12, 2018

The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School are working in partnership to identify and answer critical legal questions relating to the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule.