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Recent FSMA Updates from FDA

The first key compliance date for the Preventive Controls Rule, one of the main provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), is just around the corner. This rule, which will largely impact food processors and manufacturers, and may impact some farms engaged in value-added processing and related activities, will require compliance for many businesses…  Read more

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$1.5 Million Grant Awarded to NEFU & Partners by FDA to Help Underserved Groups Implement FSMA, Improve Food Safety

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is currently being implemented and will have a significant impact on many food producers and processors. On August 23, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a $1.5 million grant to the National Farmers Union (NFU) Foundation to deliver outreach and training on FSMA to underserved growers…  Read more

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Getting Ready for FSMA

Brief Background on FSMA The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011. It authorizes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take a preventive approach to ensuring a safe food supply. FSMA contains seven major rules dealing with all aspects of the food supply chain. Brief Background on the…  Read more

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Marking the Beginning of a New Era in Food Safety

Guest Blog Post By: Stephen Ostroff, M.D. The promises embodied in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) add up to this: The foods that we eat and serve our families must be as safe as we can make them. These promises mandate that food be produced, packed and transported with an awareness of potential…  Read more

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Convention Paints Strong Picture of Local Agriculture

New England Farmers Union’s sixth annual convention, Gearing Up for Success, drew roughly 60 members of the farming community when it met on Nov. 6-8 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. Attendees heard from national, regional, state, and local agricultural leaders on subjects such as federal agricultural policy, food safety, local and regional…  Read more

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