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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

December 11, 2018

Read the executive summary of the knowledge assessment here:
executive_summary_knowledge_assessment.pdf

December 10, 2018

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December 10, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released two reports last week on its sampling of whole fresh avocados and hot peppers to determine how frequently harmful bacteria are found in each commodity. These sampling studies are part of an ongoing effort by the FDA to help ensure food safety and prevent contaminated products from reaching consumers.

December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018

If you plan to comment on the first installment of the three-part draft Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule guidance, you will have an additional opportunity to do so. Although the closing date for public comment on the first installment is December 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to ask for comments on both the first and upcoming second volumes during the comment period after the second installment of the draft guidance is issued.