Angela Laury Shaw
Food Science and Human Nutrition

515-294-0868
angelaml@iastate.edu

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The Food and Drug Administration has announced a $1.1 million grant to Iowa State University in an effort to help Iowa fruit and vegetable growers and processors comply with new federal regulations.

Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers in this video as they tell how they work together to keep locally produced food safe.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach food safety specialists will be providing free agricultural water food safety testing for up to 100 hobby gardeners and very small fruit and vegetable producers in Iowa for an upcoming ISU Extension and Outreach research project.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach food safety specialists need Iowans' help in acquiring samples of aronia berry jam and jelly for an upcoming ISU Extension and Outreach research project.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition will provide FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls for Human Food Training June 13-15, 2016 on the Iowa State campus.

ISU Extension and Outreach will host a field day at One Step at a Time Gardens June 30 to highlight food safety procedures for water safety, cleaning produce and handling practices for commercial fruit and vegetable growers.

The federal Food and Drug Administration awarded Iowa State a three-year, $950,000 grant to establish the new North Central Regional Center for Food Safety Training, which will provide guidance to food processors and growers in 11 Midwestern states.

Members of the food industry who want to be trained in the Food Safety system under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act should consider attending the three-day training course on basic preventive controls.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Level 1, Level 2, and Iowa MarketReady workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in November.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers free online Food Safety Training for farmers market vendors and managers, as well as in-depth Good Agricultural Practices training.