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Make Food Safety A Top Priority And Ensure That You Meet All FSMA Requirements

Friday, April 21, 2023 | Food and Beverage
In the 1990s and early 2000s, the United States experienced a series of high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks. These incidents posed a significant public health risk and threatened the economic ... Read More

State to provide $300K in emergency grants to Washington shellfish growers

Monday, September 28, 2020 | News Release, Food and Beverage
Departments of Commerce and Agriculture partner with Impact Washington to create Shellfish Seed Bank, offering up to $5,000 to shellfish growers severely impacted by COVID-19 OLYMPIA, WA -- T... Read More

Northwest Companies are Invited to compete in the third annual Trailmix Pitch Competition.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | Food and Beverage , Grants
Northwest food startups are invited to mix it up Trailmix 2020. This event creates awareness for food entrepreneurs and startups and gives them networking opportunities with industry leaders, i... Read More

NEW Food Safety and Processing Service Desk NOW AVAILABLE

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | Workforce Development, Food and Beverage
Have Questions?  We Can Help? We're excited to announce that we are rolling out a new Food Safety and Processing Service Desk to help you communicate with our Food Experts more easily.  ... Read More

Craig Doan, Chief Food Scientist with Impact Washington and part of the MEP network

Monday, March 9, 2020 | Food and Beverage
Created in 1988, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s purpose is to provide small and medium-sized manufacturers with the help needed to succeed by improving productivity, economic comp... Read More

Impact Washington Joins MEP Centers in Idaho and Montana in Effort to Broaden Food Safety Resources, and Partnership hires Jolene Cram to Lead Collaboration

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | News Release, Food and Beverage
As a result of a new partnership that includes Impact Washington and related manufacturing outreach services in Idaho and Montana, Washington food and beverage producers now have access to a broader s... Read More

Crunch Pak and Food Service Slicing Meeting FSMA Requirements for Employee Food Safety Training

Friday, September 22, 2017 | Food and Beverage
Crunch Pak and Food Service Slicing are meeting the letter of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) through investment in employee training.  Recently, the value-added fruit-based company ... Read More

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Update

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Food and Beverage
Online Training Available for Carriers Subject to the Sanitary Transportation Rule September 20, 2017 Today, the FDA announced the availability of an online food safety training module for carrie... Read More

The Produce Safety Rule and FSMA

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | Food and Beverage
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. It is the most sweeping reform of the United States’ food safety laws in over 70 years. The overall objective of ... Read More

Preventive Controls for Animal Food

Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Food and Beverage
Craig Doan is an Account Executive with Impact Washington who has 30+ years in the food industry and academics specializing in food safety, food processing, and food product innovation. The FDA Fo... Read More