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February 26, 2021

Thanks for attending the virtual conference.  Recordings are now available.

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February 12, 2021

The North Central Center for FSMA Training, Extension, and Technical Assistance (NCR FSMA) has made progress on achieving nearly all its objectives.

February 04, 2021

The Produce Safety Alliance is hiring a Mid-west Regional Extension Associate.  As a key member of the PSA team, this person will be responsible for planning, organizing, instructing, and evaluating PSA training programs for produce growers, extension educators, and regulatory personnel in their region. 

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February 01, 2021

Tribal staff involved with food safety and food codes are invited to join an informational webinar about the Food Safety Outreach Program Grant. 

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January 29, 2021

This month’s newsletter includes a reminder to register for the upcoming annual conference by February 5, information about mini-grants, and lots of virtual conference organized by our partners.

January 22, 2021

Michigan State University Extension is offering an online course for farm supervisors.

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January 22, 2021

 Hear a report of Dr. Londa Nwadike's FSOP award at this month's listening session.

January 12, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made two updates to its materials for stakeholders regarding the proposed rule, “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods” (Food Traceability Proposed Rule). 

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January 12, 2021

The NCR FSMA Center is re-budgeting funds into mini-grants.  Funds are largely available for service honorarium and travel funds to help meet 1 of 3 center objectives as outlined under “Project Initiatives”.

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December 23, 2020

In this newsletter, you’ll find the registration link for the upcoming annual conference, information on getting paid for writing a success story, and the answer to the sunflower seeds question that was discussed at the December listening session.

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December 17, 2020

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is extending the comment period for the proposed rule entitled “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods” and reopening the comment period for the information collection provisions until February 22, 2021. 

December 17, 2020

Registration is now open. 

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December 08, 2020

Find details about our upcoming annual conference.

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December 02, 2020

Inside this newsletter, you’ll find information about our upcoming annual conference, updates from partner organizations, and a note from our new FDA staff, Kristin Esch.

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November 09, 2020

After 20 years of outstanding federal service, Theresa Klaman is retiring!

November 04, 2020

This webinar, featuring Maggie Norton, the Farmer Outreach Coordinator for Practical Farmers of Iowa, has been posted to the National Farmers Union website.

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October 30, 2020

Dates for the upcoming virtual annual conference, opportunities to get involved with our partners’ work, and reminders about meetings focused on state inventories, inspections, and the legal aspects of FSMA.

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October 19, 2020

The PSA and LFSC (NFU) are developing illustrations to meet the diverse educational needs of fruit and vegetable growers.

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October 14, 2020

Growers wanted for research to develop food safety training specifically for the microgreens industry.

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October 05, 2020

The FDA will be holding a series of three virtual one-day public meetings. 

Food Safety Education Month
September 30, 2020

Inside the October newsletter, you’ll find information about the Knowledge Assessment report, a request for your opinion on software systems, and congratulations to several award winners.

Today is the last day of Food Safety Education Month.  Thanks for all the work you do to educate growers and keep our fruits and vegetables safe!

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September 21, 2020

On September 21, the FDA announced a proposed rule to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. 

September 15, 2020

The action marks the first consent decree of permanent injunction against a firm or grower for violating public safety standards under the Produce Safety Rule enacted under the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011.

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September 04, 2020

Read the report of the pre- and post-test knowledge assessments from PSA grower trainings held from July 2019 to June 2020.

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September 02, 2020

Does your state use a software system for inspections (either food or produce)?  


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