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July 06, 2021

A reminder of how to connect with rTAN prior to an inspection

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June 29, 2021

Inside this newsletter, you’ll read Joe Hannan’s good-bye note; information about the upcoming meeting with FDA staff (submit your topics of conversation by July 15); and our latest success story about a grower in Missouri.

 

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June 18, 2021

We had a quick listening session in June.  If you have ideas for utilizing funds from a possible no-cost extension, please enter them in the Qualtrics survey.

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May 27, 2021

Read the June 2021 NCR FSMA newsletter.

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May 24, 2021

For four years, the NCR FSMA has worked with PSA trainers to conduct a follow-up survey with grower training participants approximately one year after taking the course. 

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May 20, 2021

Catch up on this month's listening session.

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May 19, 2021


On May 18, the FDA released two announcements.

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April 30, 2021

This month’s newsletter includes two invitations to submit manuscripts, a reminder that mini grants are still available, and a virtual summer internship opportunity for a student. 

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April 15, 2021

Byron Chaves, Cindy Borgwordt, and Janssen Hang shared about their FSOP awards at our last meeting.  

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March 31, 2021

Inside this newsletter you’ll find lots of information about the PSR in various languages.  The FDA translated it into Chinese and Portuguese, and the PSA is offering a training and a train-the-trainer in Spanish.  The Western Center needs reviewers to go over documents in your area of expertise, and find ways the NCR FSMA can help fund work in your state (through mini-grants, trainer sharing, and success story honorariums).

March 23, 2021

This article was recently shared by FDA staff.

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March 19, 2021

Catch up on the latest listening session.

March 15, 2021

The FDA is pleased to announce that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) is now available in Chinese and Portuguese. 

March 09, 2021

This scenario was developed for the NCR FSMA 2021 Virtual Conference and is designed for small group discussions on how educators and regulators would react to this farm.

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March 01, 2021

This month’s newsletter includes:

links to the recordings of our annual conference THANK YOU to everyone who prepared and presented at the annual conference updates on our mini-grants (there’s still time to send in your application)
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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.

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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.

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January 22, 2021

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

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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 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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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.

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!

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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