July 19, 2018

The executive summary of the Long-Term Impact of the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training is now available.  You can find results of the follow-up survey sent out 12 months after growers had completed the Produce Safety Alliance course below.

July 17, 2018

Find Tips for Developing a Successful PSA Lead Trainer Application from the PSA in the document below.


July 17, 2018

The FDA recently released fact sheets on Equivalent Testing Methodology for Agricultural Water in English and Spanish.

July 17, 2018

There are two food safety positions open at the University of Tennessee.

July 13, 2018

UCONN is currently advertising for an Extension Educator for Food Safety.  Find more information on their website.  Applications will start being reviewed on July 20 and accepted until the position is filled.

July 12, 2018

Looking for information about the USDA aligning Harmonized GAP and the PSR?  Check out the FAQ's from AMS.

July 12, 2018

NIFA is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Director of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  You can find the job posting at USA Jobs (

June 29, 2018

Read the July 2018 Newsletter here.

June 26, 2018

June 26, 2018

NECAFS is hosting a webinar on Thursday, July 12 from 11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern time on the Alignment of Harmonized GAP and FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

June 26, 2018

The Partnership for Food Safety Education is accepting submissions for the 2019 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference March 6-8 at the Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida!

June 19, 2018

The NCR FSMA and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach recently updated a Checklist for Retail Purchasers of Fresh Food.

June 19, 2018

Today, the FDA released the first of three installments of a draft guidance document designed to support compliance with the Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The remaining two installments are expected to come out later this year.

June 08, 2018

Find the minutes from the January Training Advisory Council Meeting here:

June 06, 2018

As part of an ongoing effort to make the oversight of food safety stronger and more efficient, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and U.S Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a new collaborative effort to streamline produce safety requirements for farmers by aligning the USDA Harmo

May 31, 2018

Read the June 2018 newsletter here.

May 25, 2018

The application portal for the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) opened in January, however FDA does not anticipate that any importers will be able to apply during this application cycle while certification bodies (also known as third-party auditors) receive their accreditation under th

May 23, 2018

Below is a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service for U.S.

May 17, 2018

The IAFP Microbial Modelling and Risk Analysis and the Meat and Poultry Safety and Quality Professional Development Groups are hosting a webinar series entitled “Practical Applications of Microbial Modeling”.  As you know, applications of microbial modeling and risk assessment are critically

May 16, 2018

Find our newest resource on the Resources page (click Resources by Topic on the lefthand banner and scroll down to Value Added Agriculture)


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