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
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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
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Below is a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service for U.S.
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
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A new section of the FDA Data Dashboard has been launched to help importers and manufacturers/processors meet supply-chain requirements under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by helping them more easily find compliance and enforcement information related to specific firms. Three
Measuring the Economic Value of Research: The Case of Food Safety
May 2, 2018
Scientific expertise and research are key foundations of the work conducted within FDA’s Foods and Veterinary Medicine (FVM) program. Human and animal food safety, animal health and nutritional science are primary drivers of FVM’s research efforts.
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Read about the success they are having in Minnesota as they use farmers as trainers for the Produce Safety Alliance course.
You can read about all we've accomplished in the past year in our Year Two Report.
Read you can read about the FDA's work on agricultural water in a blog post by Dr. Samir Assar here.
Do You Still Qualify for a FSMA Exemption? FDA Updates Inflation Adjusted Cut-Offs
March 30, 2018
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Looking for a Produce Safety Alliance Train the Trainer event in the North Central Region? Plan to attend the one in Olathe, KS on May 23-24. Don Stoeckel and Connie Fisk are leading the training.
March 19, 2018
The NCR FSMA recently finished its second year. You can read about the impact we're having here:
NCR FSMA Year 2 Impact Sheet.pdf
March 9, 2018