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

January 2, 2019

The Agriculture Diversification and Market Development Bureau of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) seeks to fill the position of Program Planner 2.

December 21, 2018

You can read the NCR FSMA newsletter for January 2019 here:

December 19, 2018

Connie Fisk, of the Produce Safety Alliance, has created new videos for the PSA courses.  You can find the first one on their website or watch directly from YouTube.

December 14, 2018

The FDA, along with CDC, state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce grown in California this fall. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are also coordinating with U.S. agencies as they investigate a similar outbreak in Canada.

December 11, 2018

Read the executive summary of the knowledge assessment here: