February 28 & March 1, March 11-12 and March 27-28, 2013
FDA Public Meetings on the Proposed FSMA Rules (Various locations)
February 20, 2013
N.C. Listening Session on Proposed Fresh Produce Safety Rule (Raleigh)
FSMA Rules Released – Comments Due by September 16, 2013!
Read about the new rules here.
Researchers and Extension specialists from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and North Carolina State University are partnering to work on a nearly $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) program.
The N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force received a 2013 Opal Mann Green Engagement Award. The award recognizes and memorializes Dr. Green’s distinguished leadership and dedication to values including, creating inclusionary teams and community-based learning and mutually-beneficial action around local issues valued by community members.
Researchers from North Carolina State University, in collaboration with Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University and the University of California, Davis, surveyed sweet potato growers in their respective regions to assess the industry’s food safety preparedness. Sweet potato growers in six states (NC, LA, MS, AL, AR, CA) completed the survey.