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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.

May 19, 2020

Farmers and Ranchers to Receive Direct Support for Losses Related to COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Kansas State and the University of Missouri are offering a webinar for growers.

May 13, 2020

The FDA recently released the Spanish translation of the Produce Safety Rule.  You can find it on their website.

May 05, 2020

The webinar series is hosted by experts from Purdue, Cornell, UC Davis, and the Ohio State University.

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April 30, 2020

Find new resources, ways to connect with the NCR, and an update from the annual conference.

April 17, 2020

We discussed the COVID-19 pandemic at the April 16, 2020, listening session.

April 16, 2020

The COVID-19 resources were updated on August 21.

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April 16, 2020

Interested in taking the online professional development while you're social distancing?  NCR partners can contact us to apply for funding.

April 13, 2020

The Produce Safety Alliance is hiring a Spanish Language Extension Associate.

April 07, 2020

Recordkeeping Requirements at Food Production Facilities - FDA is seeking public comments on the paperwork and regulatory burdens associated with its regulatory program which "... requires that persons who manufacture, process, pack, hold, receive, distribute, transport, or import food in the United States establish and maintain records identifying the immediate previous sources and immediate subsequent recipients of food ... The requirement to establish and maintain records [is intended to] improve [FDA's] ability to respond to, and further contain, threats of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals from accidental or deliberate contamination of food ..."

April 07, 2020

Numerous COVID-19 resources were shared during the annual conference and in the April newsletter.  Find them all in one list.

April 06, 2020

Find the slides from the conference presentations, the evaluation link, and more information about maple syrup on the Meetings page.

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March 31, 2020

The registration deadline is April 1, at noon (Central time).

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