December 11, 2018

Read the executive summary of the knowledge assessment here:

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.

November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018

Food facilities that are required to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must renew their registration this year between October 1 and December 31. FDA has recently added new resources to assist food facilities in this process.

November 28, 2018

The December 2018 newsletter was sent out today.


November 21, 2018

The rise in reported food-borne illness outbreaks has sparked an urgent need for transformation regarding the nation’s food safety system.

November 12, 2018

The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School are working in partnership to identify and answer critical legal questions relating to the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. 

November 12, 2018

Last week, the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) released a report titled “Foodborne illness source attribution estimates for 2016 for Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter using multi-year outbreak s

November 08, 2018

Two new add on's have been released by the NCR FSMA.  For guidance on Domesticated Animals and Frozen and Dehydrated Foods, please consult the new resources.

November 02, 2018

Yesterday, the FDA released an investigation report which provides an overview of factors that potentially contributed to the contamination of romaine lettuce with E.

November 02, 2018

The NCR FSMA recently released a document entitled "Bodily Fluid Clean Up on the Farm."  Find guidance for handling bodily fluids in the field and packhouse.

October 31, 2018

The November 2018 newsletter has released.  Read it here:


October 25, 2018

FDA Public Meetings to Discuss Draft Guidance for Industry on the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption


October 25, 2018

The FDA released several updates over the past week:

October 25, 2018

Looking for the resources from the October 23 meeting?  Find them here.

October 17, 2018

Join NECAFS for these upcoming webinars!

October 16, 2018

FDA will hold a webinar on October 25, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern to provide food facility registrants with information regarding the 2018 Biennial Registration Renewal which began October 1, 2018.

October 04, 2018

FDA enforcement delay provides time to educate produce growers on safety.  Read thoughts by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioner Stephen Ostroff on delaying implementation of enforcement dates.   

October 02, 2018


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