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FDA Launches the FDA-TRACK: Food Safety Dashboard to Track FSMA Progress

Learn more about FDA's Food Safety Dashboard designed to track the impact of the seven foundational rules of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), measure their progress, and help us continue to refine our implementation. 

FDA Announces Public Meeting to Discuss: A New Era of Smarter Food Safety

  • By: NEGFA
  • On: 09/26/2019 15:02:35
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FDA will be discussing and listening to feedback on their new approach which is intended to combine the implementation of FSMA with the use of new and emerging technologies, like blockchain, sensor technology, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence. Register to attend or view webinar by October 11, 2019.

Purdue University Releases Grain Entrapment Statistics for 2018

Harvest is underway and we want to remind you that safety needs to be top of mind as we move into the busy season. Purdue University's report on US Agriculture and Confined Space Related Injuries and fatalities documented 30-grain entrapment cases in 2018. The number of fatal cases (15) was the fifth-largest recorded after 2010. Notably, Purdue does not specifically identify the number of grain entrapment cases that occurred on-farm versus at commercial facilities. Historically, 70 percent of grain entrapments have occurred on farms.

New GFLI Entity to Make Environmental Data on Feed Ingredients Publicly Available

  • By: NEGFA
  • On: 09/25/2019 11:13:44
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An international consortium came together in 2016 to establish a “global gold standard” for calculating the life-cycle analysis (LCA) of feed ingredients. Now, Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) will be working to make publicly available an expanded regional and sectorial animal nutrition life-cycle analysis (LCA) database, consolidating existing LCA datasets developed for the European Union, United States, and Canada.

EPA Seeks Comment on New Policy Proposals to Facilitate Market-Based Opportunities to Improve Water Quality

“EPA is proposing updates to our water quality trading policy that would help state and local partners take advantage of new technologies or develop market-based programs for improving water quality,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Building on efforts already underway at the state, local and tribal level, EPA is helping facilitate the use of innovative tools and technologies that will deliver critical water quality improvements at a lower cost.”

​Report: Innovative State-Led Financing Advances Agricultural Conservation

According to a new report, at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Annual Meeting by NASDA and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), states that embrace innovative new ways to finance on-farm conservation can deliver multiple benefits to farmers, state residents, taxpayers and the environment.

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