You read can Arlene Enderton's summary of her interview with the NCR FSMA state leads below.
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.
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.
You can read the NCR FSMA newsletter for January 2019 here:
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
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.
Read the executive summary of the knowledge assessment here:
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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.
December 4, 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.
The December 2018 newsletter was sent out today.
The rise in reported food-borne illness outbreaks has sparked an urgent need for transformation regarding the nation’s food safety system.
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.
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
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 1, 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.
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.
The November 2018 newsletter has released. Read it here:
FDA Public Meetings to Discuss Draft Guidance for Industry on the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption