Read the recent statement from Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on steps to usher the U.S. into a new era of smarter food safety
Read the May 2019 newsletter to find out more about our annual conference, the FSOP RFA, and job openings.
Rapid Response Teams Mark 10 Years of Collaboration on Public Health Emergencies
The Food Protection Trends May/June edition includes an article by NCR FSMA staff. Learn more about the needs assessment we conducted in the article.
Catch up on the latest listening session/ webinar where we discussed the NCR FSMA add on's, learned what was happening around the region, and brainstormed ideas for future sessions.
The Western Regional Center and Oregon State University are hiring.
The Food Safety Outreach Program RFA was recently released. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on June 6, 2019.
You can find the RFA at:
Read the latest Impact Story from the NCR FSMA!
Updates on the upcoming annual conference.
The FDA announced last month that it intends to exercise enforcement discretion for the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule as they apply to entities growing, harvesting, packing, and holding wine grapes, hops, pulse crops, and almonds.
According to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, fresh produce and sprout growers are required to test samples of agricultural water and spent sprout irrigation water respectively. Join this webinar to learn how testing requirements for these water samples may be different from those of more traditional laboratory clients; regulatory sampling and water quality requirements that apply; and acceptable analysis methods.
Get the latest updates on NCR FSMA's first annual conference, upcoming meetings from across the region and country as well as FDA updates.
The Produce Safety Alliance is leading a PSA Grower Training targeting industry (multinationals, buyers) that attend the Food Safety Summit in May.
Conducted meeting with our Extension Partners, State Leads, and Department of Agriculture, Produce Safety Alliance, and FDA staff:
Five NCR FSMA virtual meetings
Eleven optional listening session calls
For some growers, the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is their first introduction to the resources that are available to fruit and vegetable growers through Extension.
The Food Safety Modernization Act requires fruit and vegetable growers take a food safety course. The Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training is the first approved course.
The FDA, along with CDC, state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce grown in California this fall.