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.
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.
The NCR FSMA has $200 scholarships for anyone wishing to attend the COVID-19 & Food Safety Global Summit as professional development.
Missed the last Listening Session? Catch up here.
The 2020 NCR FSMA Reporting Book is now available.
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.
The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety (NECAFS) seeks a Research Specialist.
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.
In the future, the Division of Produce Safety will be hiring to fill two Produce Safety Network positions.
AFDO recently developed a resource on Best Practices for Conducting Produce Farm Inspections During the COVID-19 pandemic.
We covered new resources and how to adapt to working during a pandemic during the most recent listening session.
Reviewers are needed for add on materials. Compensation is provided.
The Western Regional Center has released a survey on cleaning and sanitizing needs.
The CDC released the Agricultural Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan last week.
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.
The FSOP National Project Directors Meeting will be held virtually on August 18 and 19.
The National Young Farmers Coalition is looking for produce farmers to help lead and participate in online food safety focus groups this summer.
The CDC published COVID-19 guidance for agricultural workers and employers on June 2.
Read the June 2020 edition of the newsletter.
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.
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.
Thanks Cara Fraver and Maggie Kaiser for presenting about the new food safety guidebook from the National Young Farmers Coalition.
The FDA released the results of the investigation into illnesses tried to romaine lettuce.
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.
Farmers and Ranchers to Receive Direct Support for Losses Related to COVID-19