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August 06, 2020

FDA Requests Information on Expansion of the Rarely Consumed Raw List for Uncommonly Consumed Produce

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July 31, 2020

 Inside you’ll find information about the Reporting Book we released earlier this month, a new resource for hops growers, and the registration link for the FSOP conference in the middle of the month.  The online version includes the link to the Qualtrics survey for the discussion about remote PSA courses. 

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July 27, 2020

The NCR FSMA released its most recent educational add on material today.  FSMA Summary for Hops Growers covers compliance with the Produce Safety Rule for hops growers. 

July 27, 2020

The NCR FSMA has $200 scholarships for anyone wishing to attend the COVID-19 & Food Safety Global Summit as professional development. 

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July 21, 2020

Missed the last Listening Session?  Catch up here.

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July 17, 2020

The 2020 NCR FSMA Reporting Book is now available.

July 07, 2020

UMN Extension horticulture team has created a series of short COVID-19 videos to provide science-based information on transmission of the disease and how to reduce risks on farm and at farmers' market settings.

July 07, 2020

The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety (NECAFS) seeks a Research Specialist.

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June 30, 2020

In our monthly newsletter, you’ll find our 13th success story, new COVID-19 resources, and dates for upcoming meetings.  You’ll also find more information about paid opportunities to take online training, review add on’s, lead focus groups, test an app, and work for the federal government. 

June 26, 2020

In the future, the Division of Produce Safety will be hiring to fill two Produce Safety Network positions. 

June 26, 2020

AFDO recently developed a resource on Best Practices for Conducting Produce Farm Inspections During the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 19, 2020

We covered new resources and how to adapt to working during a pandemic during the most recent listening session.

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June 19, 2020

Reviewers are needed for add on materials.  Compensation is provided.

June 18, 2020

The Western Regional Center has released a survey on cleaning and sanitizing needs.

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June 15, 2020

The CDC released the Agricultural Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan last week.

June 09, 2020

National Farmers Union is seeking a Food Safety Project Manager to oversee its food safety outreach and education and manage relationships with project partners, the FDA, and  grant subrecipients.

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June 05, 2020

The FSOP National Project Directors Meeting will be held virtually on August 18 and 19.  
 

June 04, 2020

The National Young Farmers Coalition is looking for produce farmers to help lead and participate in online food safety focus groups this summer.

June 02, 2020

The CDC published COVID-19 guidance for agricultural workers and employers on June 2.

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May 29, 2020

Read the June 2020 edition of the newsletter.

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May 26, 2020

The impact of Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings in eight North Central Region states was evaluated in January 2020. Between October 2018 and June 2019, 926 participants attended a training in one of those states. They were invited to participate in the survey.  

May 26, 2020

Last week, the FDA issued guidance to announce flexibility in the eligibility criteria for the qualified exemption from the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption (Produce Safety Rule) (21 CFR Part 112) due to disruptions to the supply chain for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

May 22, 2020

Thanks Cara Fraver and Maggie Kaiser for presenting about the new food safety guidebook from the National Young Farmers Coalition.

May 22, 2020

The FDA released the results of the investigation into illnesses tried to romaine lettuce.  

May 20, 2020

Last week Mindy Brashears, and Frank Yiannas announced what the USDA and FDA are doing to help prevent interruptions at FDA-regulated food facilities, including fruit and vegetable processing.

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