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

February 7, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking new steps to strengthen and modernize the process for issuing a public warning about a voluntary recall and for notification of recalls.

February 6, 2019

You read can Arlene Enderton's summary of her interview with the NCR FSMA state leads below.


January 31, 2019

You can read the February 2019 newsletter below.  This is the last newsletter for the FDA-funded Center.  The USDA-funded Center will continue to send out newsletters to keep stakeholders informed.


January 17, 2019

Two new resources have recently been released by the NCR FSMA.  They both deal with food safety in the vineyard, with one focusing on table grapes and the other on wine grapes.

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.