The FDA released several updates over the past week:
Looking for the resources from the October 23 meeting? Find them here.
Join NECAFS for these upcoming webinars!
FDA will hold a webinar on October 25, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern to provide food facility registrants with information regarding the 2018 Biennial Registration Renewal which began October 1, 2018.
FDA enforcement delay provides time to educate produce growers on safety. Read thoughts by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioner Stephen Ostroff on delaying implementation of enforcement dates.
Read the October 2018 Newsletter for the NCR FSMA here:
A Guidance document to help growers deal with wildlife has recently been released by the NCR FSMA.
Need guidance on how to safely use Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin? Check out this new guidance document from the NCR FSMA.
Recently, the U.S.
FDA will hold a webinar on September 20, 2018 from 1:00-1:45 pm Eastern to provide food importers with information regarding the new Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP). VQIP is a voluntary, fee-based program that allows participating importers to import their food products to
The Center for Produce Safety announced their annual call for preliminary research proposals. Pre-Proposals and required documents should be sent no later than 12:00 noon (Pacific Standard Time) on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
Looking for an easy way to document that you and your staff are ready to harvest each day? Use the NCR Pre-Harvest Checklist. It's available as an Excel document or as a PDF.
The Six-Month Report for Year 3 can be read here:
The next Produce Safety Educator call will be held on Monday, September 24th at 1 PM Central time. Dr.
Webinar - Overview of Produce Inspection for Extension Agents Training & Live Q/A - 9/28/18 12 pm CDT
The webinar will be September 28, from 12-1:30 pm CDT.
You can read the September 2018 newsletter for the NCR FSMA below.
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Constituent Update
FDA Sampling Assignment Update Identifies Cyclospora in Herbs
Please include this cover sheet when you send/email Produce Safety Alliance grower trainings Pre- and Post- Knowledge Assessment surveys. This will help keep all the surveys organized. Please contact Arlene with questions. Thanks!
A food safety support position (part-time) is open at The Ohio State University. The position location can be Wooster OR Columbus, Ohio.
Are You a Food Facility Required to Register? FDA Has Issued Two New Guidance Documents to Help Facilities Meet Their Registration Requirements
August 17, 2018