May 06, 2019

Today is the deadline to register for the annual conference.

page one of the evaluation report
May 03, 2019

Read the Evaluation Report for Year Three.

May 02, 2019
The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is offering two opportunities to take the IA Conducting Vulnerability Assessment Participant Courses
May 01, 2019

Read the recent statement from Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on steps to usher the U.S. into a new era of smarter food safety

April 29, 2019

Read the May 2019 newsletter to find out more about our annual conference, the FSOP RFA, and job openings.

April 26, 2019

Rapid Response Teams Mark 10 Years of Collaboration on Public Health Emergencies

journal article
April 26, 2019

The Food Protection Trends May/June edition includes an article by NCR FSMA staff.  Learn more about the needs assessment we conducted in the article.

April 26, 2019

Catch up on the latest listening session/ webinar where we discussed the NCR FSMA add on's, learned what was happening around the region, and brainstormed ideas for future sessions.

Kansas State logo
April 24, 2019
Research Assistant Professor available at Kansas State University
April 22, 2019

The Western Regional Center and Oregon State University are hiring.

April 19, 2019
FDA Publishes Translated Produce Safety Rule Draft Guidance At-A-Glance Fact Sheets
website for the FSOP application
April 18, 2019

The Food Safety Outreach Program RFA was recently released.  Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on June 6, 2019.

You can find the RFA at:

attendees at the Detroit meeting
April 16, 2019

Read the latest Impact Story from the NCR FSMA!

April 11, 2019

Updates on the upcoming annual conference.

Food and Drug Administration
April 03, 2019

The FDA announced last month that it intends to exercise enforcement discretion for the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule as they apply to entities growing, harvesting, packing, and holding wine grapes, hops, pulse crops, and almonds.

water sample being taken from a stream
April 03, 2019

According to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, fresh produce and sprout growers are required to test samples of agricultural water and spent sprout irrigation water respectively. Join this webinar to learn how testing requirements for these water samples may be different from those of more traditional laboratory clients; regulatory sampling and water quality requirements that apply; and acceptable analysis methods.

April 03, 2019

Get the latest updates on NCR FSMA's first annual conference, upcoming meetings from across the region and country as well as FDA updates.

Produce Safety Alliance
April 03, 2019

The Produce Safety Alliance is leading a PSA Grower Training targeting industry (multinationals, buyers) that attend the Food Safety Summit in May.

January 14, 2019

Conducted meeting with our Extension Partners, State Leads, and Department of Agriculture, Produce Safety Alliance, and FDA staff:
     Five NCR FSMA virtual meetings
     Eleven optional listening session calls

January 14, 2019

For some growers, the Produce Safety Alliance  (PSA) Grower Training is their first introduction to the resources that are available to fruit and vegetable growers through Extension.

December 18, 2018

The Food Safety Modernization Act requires fruit and vegetable growers take a food safety course. The Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training is the first approved course.

Romaine lettuce
December 18, 2018

The FDA, along with CDC, state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce grown in California this fall.


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