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

October 16, 2018

FDA will hold a webinar on October 25, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern to provide food facility registrants with information regarding the 2018 Biennial Registration Renewal which began October 1, 2018.

October 4, 2018

FDA enforcement delay provides time to educate produce growers on safety.  Read thoughts by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioner Stephen Ostroff on delaying implementation of enforcement dates.   


October 2, 2018

The NCR FSMA recently released a guidance document to assist those who run Farm Stands and U Pick sites.  The topics covered include signage; bathrooms; parking; money; samples; and more.


October 2, 2018

The NCR FSMA recently released a guidance document to help orchard owners comply with FSMA.  

October 2, 2018

The NCR FSMA released three guidance documents to help small processors understand what regulations exist in their states around value added agriculture.  You can find more information about Jams and Jellies; Fermented Foods; and Pickled Vegetables in their respective documents.