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April 29, 2022

Save the Date for an Environmental Monitoring Short Course on June 28 and 30.

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April 29, 2022

The May 2022 newsletter has been sent out.

April 28, 2022

You are invited to a Water Event in Indiana!

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April 25, 2022

The NCR FSMA listening session was held Thursday, April 21.

April 25, 2022

The Bridging the GAPs Train-the-Trainer workshop is full.

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March 30, 2022

The April newsletter has been sent out.

March 28, 2022

A virtual Train-the-Trainer for the Bridging the GAPs program has been scheduled for May 19 and 20.

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March 23, 2022

We have lots of creative people in the NCR FSMA network.  Check out the song parodies that Ben Marshall and Adam Inman have written!

March 21, 2022

On March 21, the FDA released a new user-friendly online Agricultural Water Assessment Builder to help farms understand the proposed requirements for an agricultural water assessment in the Agricultural Water Proposed Rule.  

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March 18, 2022

Jordan DeVries shared about his mini-grant project.

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February 28, 2022

The March newsletter has been sent out.

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February 22, 2022

The 2021 evaluation report and the shorter impact report for the NCR FSMA have both been released.

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February 17, 2022

James Dedecker spoke about wildlife management at the most recent listening session.

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January 31, 2022

In the February 2022 newsletter, you'll find information about our upcoming annual conference, virtual meetings to discuss the proposed water rule changes (for educators and growers), and a job opportunity that would let you move to Iowa.  Please register by Feb. 25 for the annual conference.

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January 24, 2022

Multiple organizations are hosting discussions for various audiences.

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January 14, 2022

The NCR FSMA is planning another virtual conference for March 2022.

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December 22, 2021

Read the latest NCR FSMA newsletter.

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December 21, 2021

The FDA has updated three guidance documents for food producers.

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December 21, 2021

Save the Date: The FDA has announced public meetings on the proposed changes to agricultural water requirements in the Produce Safety Rule.

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December 17, 2021

Catch up on the latest listening session.

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December 10, 2021

Changes were made to the PSA knowledge assessment pre-test.

December 10, 2021

FDA Issues Improvement Plan Focused on Modernizing Foodborne Illness Outbreak Responses

This plan is designed to help the FDA and their partners enhance the speed, effectiveness, coordination and communication of foodborne outbreak investigations. They are confident that the actions outlined in this plan will in turn translate into activities focused on enhancing the prevention of outbreaks.

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December 02, 2021

FDA Proposes Changes to Food Safety Modernization Act Rule to Enhance Safety of Agricultural Water Used on Produce

On December 2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule that aims to enhance the safety of produce. It proposes to require farms to conduct comprehensive assessments that would help them identify and mitigate hazards in water used to grow produce. This is the latest step in the agency’s implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and it proposes to replace some of the existing requirements for agricultural water in the Produce Safety Rule (PSR).

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November 30, 2021

Read the December NCR FSMA newsletter.

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October 29, 2021

Inside the newsletter, you can read information about upcoming meetings for those who work with niche audiences; an answer from Kristin Esch about cardboard box re-use; and two new success stories.

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