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March 02, 2020

Minnesota has postponed its two-day Spanish-language PSA Train-the-Trainer (TTT) course.  Details will be announced soon.

 

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February 25, 2020

Inside the latest issue of the newsletter you’ll find the USDA announcement about the FSOP applications, information about the first Spanish-language PSA Train-the-Trainer in the United States, and lots of information about the annual conference.

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February 25, 2020

Information about the Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants was posted on February 21, 2020.  Applications are due April 7.

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February 20, 2020

Missed the most recent webinar on well inspection and safety?  Catch up here.

February 03, 2020

Find the annual evaluation report.

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January 30, 2020

Inside the February 2020 newsletter, you’ll find information about stipends to attend the annual conference, a reporting booklet we need your input for, and a change of date for the regulator/inspector call.

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January 16, 2020

Missed the listening session today?  Catch up here.

January 15, 2020

Outbreaks Emphasize the Importance of Implementing Produce Safety Standards 

January 07, 2020

Applications for annual conference stipends open January 21.

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December 20, 2019

Access funds from the NCR; register for the April annual conference; read about the newly confirmed FDA commissioner; and learn everything you need to know about frozen and dehydrated foods in this edition of the NCR FSMA newsletter.

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December 20, 2019

Catch up on the December 19 webinar about the PSA Grower Training Knowledge Assessment results.

December 18, 2019

Information about the upcoming January 2020 listening session and the powerpoint template to fill out if you are interested.

December 16, 2019

Community Alliance with Family Farmers is hiring a Farmer Services Coordinator. 

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December 11, 2019

A new online Vegetable Production and Management Course will be offered in Spring 2020 by Iowa State University.

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December 09, 2019

 Agritourism and Direct Sales Survey - Find information about a survey for farmers who open their farm to the public.

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December 06, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing flexibility for when states may begin conducting routine inspections of small farms, other than sprouts operations, under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.
December 03, 2019

Here's the latest newsletter from the NCR FSMA.  You'll find information about NCR travel funds you can apply for, events sponsored by other organizations you can attend, and updates from the FDA you need to know.

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November 22, 2019

Missed the latest listening session / webinar?  Catch up here.

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November 21, 2019

In support of professional development and our mentorship program, we are offering eight stipends (up to $750 each) for educators and inspectors to travel to state (cannot be in your employment state), regional, and national produce safety conferences for professional development.

November 06, 2019

This new resource from the NCR FSMA highlights key organizations that oversee food safety.

November 06, 2019

The FDA will be continuing its enforcement discretion policy for compliance with certain FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) supply-chain program requirements applicable to receiving facilities that are co-manufacturers.

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November 04, 2019

Purdue Extension and the produce safety team from the Indiana State Department of Health a workshop on “Grow your Confidence about Produce Safety Inspection.”  It will be December 3 at the Purdue Extension Produce Safety Hub in Vincennes, IN.Purdue Extension and the produce safety team from the Indiana State Department of Health a workshop on “Grow your Confidence about Produce Safety Inspection.”  It will be December 3 at the Purdue Extension Produce Safety Hub in Vincennes, IN.

November 04, 2019

New FDA Proposal Would Establish Laboratory Accreditation Program for Food Testing

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October 31, 2019

You’ll find events around the region, job openings, and reminders about the PSA knowledge assessments in the November newsletter. 

October 28, 2019

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is announcing a job opening for a Coordinator, Food Safety Programs. 

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