FDA Posts Answers to FSMA-Related Questions

April 18, 2017News

April 18, 2017 By Skylar Schneider, Executive Assistant Contact: Chelsea Matzen, 202-554-1600 cmatzen@nfudc.org The Food Safety Modernization Act, also known as FSMA, may at times feel cumbersome or confusing. To make it simpler, the FDA developed the Technical Assistance Network (TAN), a central area for questions related to FSMA. TAN recently shared a list of … Read More

FDA Considering Simplifying Agricultural Water Standards

March 23, 2017News

By London Muegge, Education InternContact: Chelsea Matzen, 202-554-1600cmatzen@nfudc.orgThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering simplifying agricultural water standards under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) due to stakeholder feedback. The feedback included concern that the standards, which include numerical criteria for pre-harvest microbial water quality, would be too difficult to understand and implement by … Read More

Funding Available Through Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

February 27, 2017News

February 27, 2017By London Muegge, Education InternContact: Chelsea Matzen, 202-554-1600 cmatzen@nfudc.orgThe Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is currently seeking projects to invest in that will help achieve the goals of the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan and contribute to the viability of agriculture in Massachusetts, which could include investing in food, and particularly produce, … Read More

How to Work with FDA on Food Guidance Documents

January 31, 2017News

How to Work with FDA on Food Guidance DocumentsBy London Muegge, Education InternContact: Chelsea Matzen, 202-554-1600cmatzen@nfudc.orgJanuary 31, 2017If you are a food industry association and want to create a guidance document to help your members meet federal standards, what’s the best way to involve the FDA in this effort? The agency drafts its own documents, … Read More

NFUF to Aid Local Produce Growers and Processors with FSMA Compliance

August 24, 2016News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 24, 2016Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106ajerome@nfudc.orgWASHINGTON (August 24, 2016) – The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is set to have broad impacts on the farming community, and National Farmers Union (NFU) is now positioned to help ensure produce growers and processors with the information and training they need to comply with the new … Read More