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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

March 25, 2019

The NCR FSMA recently released a new document entitled "Ensuring Food Safety: Wineries."  This document includes sections of FSMA, current good manufacturing practices, and a checklist for winery owners.

ensuring_food_safety_wineries.pdf

March 21, 2019

Among those affected by flooding in the Central and Southern Plains of the U.S. are farmers and their fields of crops grown or stored for human consumption. Although the FDA recognizes that there are few, if any crops growing right now, crops that were previously harvested and stored in silos and other facilities may be impacted by flooding and might not be suitable for human consumption. The U.S.

March 20, 2019

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that SGS North America Inc. of Rutherford, NJ has become a certification body (CB) accredited under FDA’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for the following program scopes: Preventive Controls for Human Food; Juice HACCP, and Seafood HACCP.

March 19, 2019

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on new steps to strengthen FDA’s food safety program for 2020 and beyond

The President’s 2020 Budget includes new resources to advance the agency’s food safety program, and expand food safety monitoring

March 18, 2019

Register today for the NCR FSMA conference!

Please register for the conference here:
https://psr.extension.iastate.edu/events/1003/register

When you call the Crowne Plaza Hotel to make your room reservation, please ask for the NCR FSMA Annual Conference.  The phone number for reservations is 317-244-6861.