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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

June 19, 2018

The NCR FSMA and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach recently updated a Checklist for Retail Purchasers of Fresh Food.

It is important for buyers of fresh, whole produce to have assurances that safe food handling practices were followed on the farm, and during delivery to their facilities. Growers can provide documentation of food safety assurances through a buyer’s onsite review of their farm, a certificate of attendance at good agricultural practices (GAPs) trainings and/or Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) workshops, or with documentation from a third-party audit.

June 19, 2018

Today, the FDA released the first of three installments of a draft guidance document designed to support compliance with the Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The remaining two installments are expected to come out later this year.

June 8, 2018

Find the minutes from the January Training Advisory Council Meeting here:
final_2018_tac_meeting_minutes_053118.pdf