January 30, 2018

Here is the February 2018 Newsletter for the NCR FSMA.

NCR FSMA Public Newsletter Feb 2018.pdf

January 24, 2018

FDA Releases Guidance Documents to help Importers and Food Producers meet new FSMA Standards

January 24, 2018

January 22, 2018



Trainings will be held across North Dakota.  

ND trainings.pdf

January 16, 2018

Updates from the Produce Safety Alliance

The most recent quarterly PSA course and trainer reports are now available.

January 05, 2018

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

December 22, 2017

Read the January 2018 newsletter for the NCR FSMA here.

NCR FSMA Public Newsletter January 2018.docx.pdf

December 21, 2017


December 11, 2017

What Do We Mean by ‘Refusal of Inspection’? FDA Explains

December 11, 2017

December 08, 2017

Please share these open positions with anyone who might be interested:

Research Project Manager

We have an open position for a Research Project Manager in Molecular Biology here at Merieux NutriSciences in Crete, IL. Crete is about 45 minutes south of Chicago.

December 07, 2017

The Intentional Adulteration Rule mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires food facilities, with some exceptions, to address hazards that may be introduced with the intention of causing wide-scale harm to public health.

December 01, 2017

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., sent a letter to the leaders of Agriculture Departments in every state reinforcing the agency’s commitment to work in partnership with the states to effectively implement FSMA.

November 30, 2017

You can read the NCR FSMA December 2017 Newsletter here.

NCR FSMA Public Newsletter December 2017.pdf

November 27, 2017

The FDA is committed to working with industry to address concerns about the regulation of human food by-products used for animal food, and is considering approaches that balance practical and public health considerations.

November 21, 2017

November 21, 2017

November 20, 2017

On November 2, the Produce Safety Alliance hosted a webinar focused on the Produce Safety Rule Exemptions and Resources for Small Farms. 

Recording of webinar

November 14, 2017

The FDA FSMA PCHF fact sheet was recently updated and is now available on the FDA FSMA website.

November 01, 2017

The USDA NIFA Division of Food Safety has added a new food safety education and extension webpage to its program website.  You can view information at the link

October 26, 2017

The NCR FSMA state leads and extension partners have been developing educational add on's to address the knowledge gaps identified in the Needs Assessment.  Check out the progress we've made in this document.

October 25, 2017

Our center asked FDA what some examples of Egregious Activities are under the Produce Safety Rule.  Find their answers here.  Examples of Egregious Activities by FDA.pdf

October 25, 2017

One task of the NCR FSMA is to ensure food safety professionals who teach the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) grower course are well prepared. For this reason, the NCR FSMA conducted a survey with PSA trainers to understand their confidence levels in delivering the material.

October 25, 2017

A Central Location for Key FSMA Compliance Dates


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