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

July 19, 2018

The executive summary of the Long-Term Impact of the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training is now available.  You can find results of the follow-up survey sent out 12 months after growers had completed the Produce Safety Alliance course below.


July 17, 2018

Find Tips for Developing a Successful PSA Lead Trainer Application from the PSA in the document below.


July 17, 2018

The FDA recently released fact sheets on Equivalent Testing Methodology for Agricultural Water in English and Spanish.



July 13, 2018

UCONN is currently advertising for an Extension Educator for Food Safety.  Find more information on their website.  Applications will start being reviewed on July 20 and accepted until the position is filled.