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July 29, 2021

Read the August 2021 newsletter for the NCR FSMA.

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July 20, 2021

Are you responsible for completing the final federal financial report for your state CAP grant?

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July 14, 2021

There is a Vacancy Opportunity for an Hydrologist GS-1315-13 in the Office of Food Safety (OFS), Division of Produce Safety (DPS), Fresh Produce Branch (FPB) located in College Park, MD. 

July 13, 2021

An Update from Janet Woodcock, M.D. and Frank Yiannas, M.P.H.

 

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July 06, 2021

A reminder of how to connect with rTAN prior to an inspection

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June 29, 2021

Inside this newsletter, you’ll read Joe Hannan’s good-bye note; information about the upcoming meeting with FDA staff (submit your topics of conversation by July 15); and our latest success story about a grower in Missouri.

 

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June 18, 2021

We had a quick listening session in June.  If you have ideas for utilizing funds from a possible no-cost extension, please enter them in the Qualtrics survey.

June 07, 2021

Minnesota is hosting a remote Spanish-language PSA training on June 19 & 26.

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May 27, 2021

Read the June 2021 NCR FSMA newsletter.

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May 26, 2021

More FSOP awardees will be presenting at the June Roundtable.

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May 24, 2021

For four years, the NCR FSMA has worked with PSA trainers to conduct a follow-up survey with grower training participants approximately one year after taking the course. 

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May 20, 2021

Catch up on this month's listening session.

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May 19, 2021


On May 18, the FDA released two announcements.

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May 05, 2021

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new report titled, “Resiliency Roadmap for FDA Inspectional Oversight.” 

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April 30, 2021

This month’s newsletter includes two invitations to submit manuscripts, a reminder that mini grants are still available, and a virtual summer internship opportunity for a student. 

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April 15, 2021

Byron Chaves, Cindy Borgwordt, and Janssen Hang shared about their FSOP awards at our last meeting.  

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April 06, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking two important steps to advance the safety of leafy greensthe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking two important steps to advance the safety of leafy greens.

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April 01, 2021

The Journal of Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies (JAPAS) is interested in receiving submissions for a special issue focusing on agriculture and the environment.

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March 31, 2021

Inside this newsletter you’ll find lots of information about the PSR in various languages.  The FDA translated it into Chinese and Portuguese, and the PSA is offering a training and a train-the-trainer in Spanish.  The Western Center needs reviewers to go over documents in your area of expertise, and find ways the NCR FSMA can help fund work in your state (through mini-grants, trainer sharing, and success story honorariums).

March 23, 2021

This article was recently shared by FDA staff.

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March 19, 2021

Catch up on the latest listening session.

March 15, 2021

The FDA is pleased to announce that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) is now available in Chinese and Portuguese. 

March 09, 2021

This scenario was developed for the NCR FSMA 2021 Virtual Conference and is designed for small group discussions on how educators and regulators would react to this farm.

March 02, 2021

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training will be offered online on Friday, March 19, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Central time from UMN Extension.  Everyone is welcome.

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March 01, 2021

This month’s newsletter includes:

links to the recordings of our annual conference THANK YOU to everyone who prepared and presented at the annual conference updates on our mini-grants (there’s still time to send in your application)

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