February 07, 2019

The U.S.

February 06, 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 02, 2019

The Agriculture Diversification and Market Development Bureau of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) seeks to fill the position of

December 21, 2018

You can read the NCR FSMA newsletter for January 2019 here:

December 19, 2018

Connie Fisk, of the Produce Safety Alliance, has created new videos for the PSA courses.  You can find the first one on their website or

December 14, 2018

The FDA, along with CDC, state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce grown in California this fall.

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



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