Interested in taking the online professional development while you're social distancing? NCR partners can contact us to apply for funding.
Recordkeeping Requirements at Food Production Facilities - FDA is seeking public comments on the paperwork and regulatory burdens associated with its regulatory program which "... requires that persons who manufacture, process, pack, hold, receive, distribute, transport, or import food in the United States establish and maintain records identifying the immediate previous sources and immediate subsequent recipients of food ... The requirement to establish and maintain records [is intended to] improve [FDA's] ability to respond to, and further contain, threats of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals from accidental or deliberate contamination of food ..."
Numerous COVID-19 resources were shared during the annual conference and in the April newsletter. Find them all in one list.
The registration deadline is April 1, at noon (Central time).
The April NCR FSMA newsletter contains links to information on addressing COVID-19, updates from the FDA, and information about our upcoming annual conference. There’s still time to register. Please fill out the form by April 1 at noon.
Missed the webinar on keeping animal scat out of produce areas? Catch up here.
Minnesota has postponed its two-day Spanish-language PSA Train-the-Trainer (TTT) course. Details will be announced soon.
Inside the latest issue of the newsletter you’ll find the USDA announcement about the FSOP applications, information about the first Spanish-language PSA Train-the-Trainer in the United States, and lots of information about the annual conference.
Information about the Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants was posted on February 21, 2020. Applications are due April 7.
Find the annual evaluation report.
Inside the February 2020 newsletter, you’ll find information about stipends to attend the annual conference, a reporting booklet we need your input for, and a change of date for the regulator/inspector call.
Missed the listening session today? Catch up here.
Applications for annual conference stipends open January 21.
Access funds from the NCR; register for the April annual conference; read about the newly confirmed FDA commissioner; and learn everything you need to know about frozen and dehydrated foods in this edition of the NCR FSMA newsletter.
Catch up on the December 19 webinar about the PSA Grower Training Knowledge Assessment results.
Information about the upcoming January 2020 listening session and the powerpoint template to fill out if you are interested.
A new online Vegetable Production and Management Course will be offered in Spring 2020 by Iowa State University.
Agritourism and Direct Sales Survey - Find information about a survey for farmers who open their farm to the public.
Here's the latest newsletter from the NCR FSMA. You'll find information about NCR travel funds you can apply for, events sponsored by other organizations you can attend, and updates from the FDA you need to know.
Missed the latest listening session / webinar? Catch up here.
In support of professional development and our mentorship program, we are offering eight stipends (up to $750 each) for educators and inspectors to travel to state (cannot be in your employment state), regional, and national produce safety conferences for professional development.
This new resource from the NCR FSMA highlights key organizations that oversee food safety.
Purdue Extension and the produce safety team from the Indiana State Department of Health a workshop on “Grow your Confidence about Produce Safety Inspection.” It will be December 3 at the Purdue Extension Produce Safety Hub in Vincennes, IN.Purdue Extension and the produce safety team from the Indiana State Department of Health a workshop on “Grow your Confidence about Produce Safety Inspection.” It will be December 3 at the Purdue Extension Produce Safety Hub in Vincennes, IN.
New FDA Proposal Would Establish Laboratory Accreditation Program for Food Testing
You’ll find events around the region, job openings, and reminders about the PSA knowledge assessments in the November newsletter.