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

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. 

November 12, 2018

Last week, the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) released a report titled “Foodborne illness source attribution estimates for 2016 for Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter using multi-year outbreak surveillance data, United States.” The authors used outbreak data to produce new estimates for foods responsible for foodborne illnesses caused by four pathogens in 2016. CDC estimates that, together, these four pathogens cause 1.9 million foodborne illnesses in the United States each year.

November 8, 2018

Two new add on's have been released by the NCR FSMA.  For guidance on Domesticated Animals and Frozen and Dehydrated Foods, please consult the new resources.


November 5, 2018

November 1, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a final guidance regarding the agency’s mandatory recall authority under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

November 2, 2018

Yesterday, the FDA released an investigation report which provides an overview of factors that potentially contributed to the contamination of romaine lettuce with E. coli O157:H7 that was implicated in a 2018 multi-state foodborne illness outbreak.