North Central Regional Center Meeting Indianapolis, IN June 10, 2019 Chris Callahan Elizabeth Newbold go.uvm.edu/necafs email@example.com
Who: • University researchers, educators and extension specialists • State regulatory and enforcement agency partners • Local food and farming organizations, NFP’s • Industry associations • Small and medium sized producers, small processors, buyers • Other regional centers and initiatives, national center, USDA/FDA • Goal: • Enhance produce safety and preventive controls training, education, and outreach among small and medium sized farms and small processors in the Northeast. Objectives: 1. Establish Foundational Network Structure 2. Build Capacity, Competency, and Collaboration 3. Develop and Deliver Educational Programs 4. Evaluate and Assess Progress and Impact 5. Sustain Good Work Funding for NECAFS was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant 1R01FD005686, views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government. go.uvm.edu/necafs firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Objectives • Continueto build regional capacity and competency • Training Support Stipend Program, webinars with some focus on “best practices” • Continueto facilitate regional communication and collaboration through established avenues • eNewsletter, website, Clearinghouse, Annual Meeting • Expandcurrent NECAFS Workgroup activities • Financial and facilitative support in the creation of topic focused outputs • Work centers around region specific areas of need • Needs assessment, Preventive Controls and Buyer go.uvm.edu/necafs email@example.com
Project Objectives • Expand the Clearinghouse • Build a network of navigators for state based contacts • Build a national brand and logo • Continually respond to users and make improvements • Start to support the LRCC with continued Clearinghouse consolidation and communication nationally • Support the posting of resources from across the nation • Regularly released eNewsletter highlighting resources • Start to aid in the development of a unified reporting plan go.uvm.edu/necafs firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Steps 1. Establish Foundational Network Structure 2. Build Capacity, Competency, and Collaboration 3. Develop and Deliver Educational Programs 4. Evaluate and Assess Progress and Impact 5. Sustain Good Work • Solid structure, supported by organic network development. • Sustain and nurture. • Continued, expanded communications via eNews and Webinars. • Enhanced Work-group activity. • Focus on inclusion and diversity. • Shifting to producers and processors for network development. • TSSP continues, shifting to focus on delivery support. • SPGP supporting add-on and supplemental materials. • Work-groups identifying specific development needs among producer and processor cohorts. • Continue partner network evaluation • Gathering testimonials, stories, and impact narratives from producers and processors (started Winter 2017) • Data visualization • Continue to foster and directly support integrated proposals • Support, nurture and grow regional center programming via USDA FSOP program. • Seek additional external funding for base NECAFS support. go.uvm.edu/necafs email@example.com
Project DirectorsDr. Michelle DanylukDr. Keith Schneider sc.ifas.ufl.edu Katelynn Stull: firstname.lastname@example.org
NFUF awarded $4.5m from FDA over three years for education, outreach, and training for local growers. Over 50% of product sold within 275 miles Local Growers = Main Objectives • Needs Assessment • Outreach and Education • Training • Grower Liaison Model • Communication
Team Billy Mitchell FSMA Training Coordinator email@example.com Camilla Posthill Grants Administrative and Communications Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org www.LocalFoodSafety.org @LocalFoodSafety Local Food Safety Collaborative
Project Output 2 Podcasts – WFU and CAFF PSA Grower Training Promotion Video Guidebook for Implementing Produce Safety Practices Food Safety Program Matrix for Talking to Buyers About Food Safety Food Safety Plan Workshops
Alternate Curriculum 9/1/18 to 8/31/21 USDA Center
Background FDA plans to issue guidance on what is expected for alternate curricula in order to be considered equivalent to standardized curriculum The Produce Safety Alliance Grower training is the FSMA Standardized Curriculum Produce Safety Rule has no language that requires entities to follow a specific review process to determine equivalency
Scope of Project Part of technical assistance the FSOP Center USDA grant, we propose a review process for Alt Curriculum with support of FDA Any organization or entity can submit a request to the Regional Center for an alternate curricula review (not just Cooperative Agreement grantees)
Review Process Best Practice Guide for those considering the development of Alternate Curriculum Review process in 3 steps to get ready for FDA Review with outcome of Ready for FDA or Not All step materials are shared with FDA Through ncrfsma.org website
Review Process: Step 1 Responsibility: North Central Region FSMA Center Objective: To determine if the proposed learning objectives and learning activities are adequately covered and at least equivalent to the standardized curricula as described in FDA’s guidance. Details: No material needs to be developed at this step Output to Submitter: Filled out “Review Form #1” with feedback will be supplied by the North Central Region FSMA Center with a designation of “Ready for Stage 2” or “Not Ready for Stage 2”.
Review Process: Step 2 Responsibility: North Central Region FSMA Center Objective: Initial evaluation to determine if the course content and learning activities support the learning objectives as described in Stage 1. Details: Course materials for each proposed learning objectives must be developed at this stage Output to Submitter: Filled out “Review Form #2” with feedback will be supplied by the North Central Region FSMA Center with a designation of “Ready for Stage 3” or “Not Ready for Stage 3”
Review Process: Step 3 Responsibility:Three External Reviewers Objective: Evaluation to determine if the proposed learning objectives are adequately met, whether the Produce Safety Rule is appropriately cited within the course content, and that content is technically/scientifically accurate and complete (topics are adequately covered). Details: Materials must be submitted. Output to Submitter: Filled out “Review Form #3 Summary Sheet” with a designation of “Ready for FDA Review” or “Not Ready for FDA Review”.