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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.

October 06, 2020

State Departments of Agriculture and State Extension Agencies in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota are collaborating to offer a Remote Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training.

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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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August 28, 2020

The September newsletter includes information about an FDA webinar, ideas for remote PSA collaboration, and an invitation to help plan the 2021 NCR annual conference. 


August 20, 2020

Catch up on the latest listening session.

August 20, 2020

The recent guidance from the FDA and the CDC has been added to our COVID-19 resources.

August 06, 2020

FDA Requests Information on Expansion of the Rarely Consumed Raw List for Uncommonly Consumed Produce

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July 31, 2020

 Inside you’ll find information about the Reporting Book we released earlier this month, a new resource for hops growers, and the registration link for the FSOP conference in the middle of the month.  The online version includes the link to the Qualtrics survey for the discussion about remote PSA courses. 

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July 27, 2020

The NCR FSMA released its most recent educational add on material today.  FSMA Summary for Hops Growers covers compliance with the Produce Safety Rule for hops growers. 

July 27, 2020

The NCR FSMA has $200 scholarships for anyone wishing to attend the COVID-19 & Food Safety Global Summit as professional development. 

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July 21, 2020

Missed the last Listening Session?  Catch up here.

first page of the reporting book
July 17, 2020

The 2020 NCR FSMA Reporting Book is now available.

July 07, 2020

UMN Extension horticulture team has created a series of short COVID-19 videos to provide science-based information on transmission of the disease and how to reduce risks on farm and at farmers' market settings.

July 07, 2020

The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety (NECAFS) seeks a Research Specialist.

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June 30, 2020

In our monthly newsletter, you’ll find our 13th success story, new COVID-19 resources, and dates for upcoming meetings.  You’ll also find more information about paid opportunities to take online training, review add on’s, lead focus groups, test an app, and work for the federal government. 

June 26, 2020

In the future, the Division of Produce Safety will be hiring to fill two Produce Safety Network positions. 

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June 19, 2020

We covered new resources and how to adapt to working during a pandemic during the most recent listening session.

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June 19, 2020

Reviewers are needed for add on materials.  Compensation is provided.

June 18, 2020

The Western Regional Center has released a survey on cleaning and sanitizing needs.


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