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

October 25, 2017

One of the guidance documents will help animal food establishments determine if they are subject to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) requirements in the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule and provides explanation and recommendations for meeting the CGMP requirements.

October 25, 2017

The NCR FSMA has existed for just over a year and a half!  Read all about the work we've accomplished in this 18-Month Report.

18 Month Progress Report.pdf

October 20, 2017

FDA Releases Guidances on Animal Food CGMPs and the FSMA ‘Solely Engaged’ Exemptions

October 19, 2017

October 09, 2017

Find more information about the PSA Training preceding the Great Plains Growers Conference in this pdf:

Produce Safety Training 18.pdf

It will be held January 11, in St. Joseph, MO.

October 09, 2017

Find information about the November 3 training in Grand Island, NE in this pdf.


September 29, 2017

The October 2017 NCR FSMA newsletter is available here.

NCR FSMA Public Newsletter October 2017.pdf

September 25, 2017

When the Produce Safety Rule became final in November 2015, the FDA began the process of building the Produce Safety Netwo

September 15, 2017

The Northeast Center for the Advancement of Food Safety (NECAFS) is putting together a clearinghouse to host food safety materials from across the country.  They would invite and encourage all of you to create user accounts and submit resources t

September 15, 2017

The FDA recently released a list of produce rarely eaten raw.  Produce on this list is exempt from the Produce Safety Rule, but they continue to be covered under the adulteration provisions and other applicable provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, and any other a

September 13, 2017

Attention Research Scientists

September 12, 2017

In a speech to the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced a plan to ensure successful implementation of the Produce Safety Rule established by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

September 11, 2017

FDA has determined that the following methods are “scientifically valid” and “at least equivalent to the method of analysis in § 112.151(a) in accuracy, precision, and sensitivity”  

September 11, 2017

The Produce Safety Alliance is offering a Train the Training event in St Paul, MN, on November 28-29.  It is co-hosted by MDA and Minnesota Farmers Union with strong support from MN and WI extension, WI DATCP, and MOSES.  

September 05, 2017

FDA Releases Compliance Guide for Small Businesses under FSMA Produce Safety Rule

September 5, 2017

August 31, 2017

You can read the NCR FSMA September 2017 newsletter and update on the subgroup work below.

August 31, 2017

Growing interest in climate-smart, sustainable agriculture has helped bring closed-loop systems like aquaponics to prominence.


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