Here is the February 2018 Newsletter for the NCR FSMA.
FDA Releases Guidance Documents to help Importers and Food Producers meet new FSMA Standards
January 24, 2018
FARM & COTTAGE FOOD SAFETY WORKSHOPS AT
DAKOTA COLLEGE AT BOTTINEAU ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER FOR HORTICULTURE
Trainings will be held across North Dakota.
Updates from the Produce Safety Alliance
The most recent quarterly PSA course and trainer reports are now available.
January 2, 2018
Read the January 2018 newsletter for the NCR FSMA here.
SAVE THE DATE
What Do We Mean by ‘Refusal of Inspection’? FDA Explains
December 11, 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.
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.
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.
You can read the NCR FSMA December 2017 Newsletter here.
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
On November 2, the Produce Safety Alliance hosted a webinar focused on the Produce Safety Rule Exemptions and Resources for Small Farms.
The FDA FSMA PCHF fact sheet was recently updated and is now available on the FDA FSMA website.
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 https://nifa.usda.gov/food-safety-educa
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.
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
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.
A Central Location for Key FSMA Compliance Dates