Food Safety Modernization Act

FSMA Files: State and national ag leaders participate in on-farm readiness review demonstration

FSMA Files: State and national ag leaders participate in on-farm readiness review demonstration

The federal Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011. This act represents significant and historic change in food regulation and addresses every aspect of food production from farm to fork. Below Commissioner Steve Troxler discusses FSMA and the On Farm Readiness Reviews.  Recently the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services […]

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Today’s Topic: Update on Commissioner Troxler’s recent meeting with FDA Commissioner Scott Gottleib in Washington D.C.

Today’s Topic: Update on Commissioner Troxler’s recent meeting with FDA Commissioner Scott Gottleib in Washington D.C.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last week Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler met with FDA Commissioner Scott Gottleib to discuss a number of issues including the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Today’s Topic for June 26

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Looking back at 2017: our year-in-review

With over 2,000 employees in 20 divisions and a presence in all 100 counties, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services touches the lives of North Carolinians every day. We have regulatory and service responsibilities that are wide-ranging, but all seek to support and promote the health and welfare of the residents of this state. […]

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NC Board of Agriculture approves rules for Animal Shelter Fund

The N.C. Board of Agriculture on Aug. 23 adopted permanent rules for the Animal Shelter Support Fund. The rules define eligible expenses and establish application guidelines for the fund. Temporary rules have been in place since November 2016. The General Assembly established the fund in 2015 to reimburse local governments for expenses related to their […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 12-18

News Roundup: Aug. 12-18

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Williams joins state committee; Could boost local farming,” Hendersonville Times-News: Agribusiness Henderson County Executive Director Mark Williams has been named to the state Food Processing Innovation Center Advisory Committee, focusing […]

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Today’s Topic: On-farm readiness reviews help farmers get ready for new federal food safety rules

Today’s Topic: On-farm readiness reviews help farmers get ready for new federal food safety rules

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is taking part in a program to help produce farmers get ready for new federal food safety requirements. North Carolina is among a handful of states that are piloting […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS gets $5.3 million FDA grant for produce safety

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS gets $5.3 million FDA grant for produce safety

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS recently received a grant from the Food and Drug Administration to enhance produce safety. The department’s Food and Drug Protection Division received a five-year, $5.3 million grant from FDA. The funding will be used to ensure that North […]

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Today’s Topic: Ag Forum set for Feb. 4

Today’s Topic: Ag Forum set for Feb. 4

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting two events aimed at farmers and agribusinesses on Thursday in the Holshouser Building at the State Fairgrounds. The 11th annual Agricultural Development Forum will take place from 9:30 […]

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FSMA Files: Focus on the Produce Safety Rule

FSMA Files: Focus on the Produce Safety Rule

The federal Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011. This act represents significant and historic change in food regulation and addresses every aspect of food production from farm to fork. Assistant Commissioner Joe Reardon will address FSMA and its impact to agriculture in this blog series. North Carolina consumers enjoy a […]

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News Roundup: April 4 – 10

News Roundup: April 4 – 10

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Troxler Traveling to China to Discuss NC Exports,” North Carolina News Network: As China’s economy has grown, so have North […]

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FSMA Files: Implementation and next steps

FSMA Files: Implementation and next steps

The Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011. This act represents significant and historic change in food regulation and addresses every aspect of food production from farm to fork. Assistant Commissioner Joe Reardon will address FSMA and its impact to agriculture in this blog series. FSMA requires that FDA issue regulations […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 6-12

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015,” WFAE: Does a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale sounds like […]

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