August 30, 2017

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates

FDA Releases Sixth Chapter of Draft Guidance for the PC-Human Food Rule

August 30, 2017

August 28, 2017

The state leads and extension partners have been working to address topics that were identified by the Needs Assessment.  They are developing educational add on materials- videos, fact sheets, and extension publications- to address the areas that growers felt least confidant implementing.

August 25, 2017

To help businesses meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food, the U.S.

August 24, 2017

The FDA released a Guidance for Industry: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration - What You Need to Know About the FDA Regulation: Small Entity Compliance Guide.

August 18, 2017

Produce Safety Alliance Integrated Grower and Train-the-Trainer Course
Growers who want information about the Produce Safety Rule should register for Day 1.  Anyone who wishes to become a PSA trainer should register for both days.

August 14, 2017

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates

FDA Clarifies Sanitary Transportation Rule Waiver for Retail Food Establishments

August 14, 2017

August 07, 2017

FSMA Updates
FDA Guidances Explain Certain Exemptions from FSMA

August 7, 2017

August 02, 2017

The University of Minnesota is hiring an Extension Educator in Farm/Food Safety (Horticultural Systems). Promotion-track, 75% time for two years, 50% in future years with opportunity for supplemental funding.

July 28, 2017

You can find the most recent NCR FSMA newsletter here:
NCR FSMA Public Newsletter August 2017.pdf

July 20, 2017

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the Funding Awards to States for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Implementation

June 28, 2017

The FDA recently released an interview on their stakeholder engagement.  Sharon Natanblut heads up communications and stakeholder engagement.

June 13, 2017

Find more information on the ILSI North America Food Microbiology Committee and their new RFP on Sampling & Sample Preparation for Microbiological Food Testing here

June 12, 2017

The Produce Safety Alliance is accepting applications for their Northwest Extension Associate position.  They are now accepting applicants from outside of the NW Region.

May 31, 2017

June 2017 Newsletter 

What’s New

May 12, 2017

From the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Looking for More Information on the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Rule?

May 11, 2017

April 28, 2017

NCR FSMA Public Newsletter May 2017.pdf

Be sure to read the May 2017 newsletter from NCR FSMA!

April 26, 2017

We just finished our first year, and we have lots to celebrate.  Read all about the Center's accomplishments here.

Year 1 Accomplishments.pdf


April 20, 2017

Researchers at the University of Maryland and Rutgers University recently published an article in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.  They have developed a new model to help prevent E. Coli outbreaks in leafy greens.  Read more here:

April 18, 2017

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