We’re excited to announce the launch of our new NCIMS website! Future announcements will be posted here in the Current News section.
All old news items from the previous site are listed here:
As resolved at the conclusion of the 2013 Conference, the NCIMS Executive Board has created a board policy for The Operation and Policy of the NCIMS Hall of Fame Award Committee. Please see the attached Resolution #11 and the board policy.
The deadline for the receipt of nominations by Marlena Bordson, Executive Secretary, is February 20 by midnight Central Time.
Your nomination must include dates of service and sufficient details, including examples, to meet the requirements that the individual serves or served at the highest level of distinction or has contributed significantly to the NCIMS and the advancement of its mission.
Information about the 35th National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments may be found on the 2015 Conference Information Page. See the link at the left. Information packets have been mailed to the attendees of the 2011 and 2013 Conferences.
Ken Anderson, Harold Wainess and Associates, has been appointed to the NCIMS Executive Board representing Third Party Certifiers.
Patricia Buck, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Outbreak Prevention, has been appointed to the NCIMS Executive Board representing consumers.
The deadline for accepting applications for the Consumer Representative position on its 25-member Executive Board has been extended to August 31, 2013.
The National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) is accepting applications for the Consumer Representative position on its 25-member Executive Board.
Dr. Stephen Beam, California Department of Food & Agriculture, Sacramento, California, was elected Chair for the 2015 Conference. Don Breiner, Land O’Lakes, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was re-elected Vice Chair. See Executive Board for new elections to the Board.
The 2015 Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon at the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Portland, Portland, Oregon, April 24 – 29, 2015.
Information about the 34th National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments may be found on the 2013 Conference Information Page. See the link at the left. Information packets have been mailed to the attendees of the 2009 and 2011 Conferences.
The International Certification Pilot Program Committee (ICPPC) has updated information about the firms that are participating as Third Party Certifiers in the Pilot Program posted on its webpage.
The Executive Board has developed a Policy for the Supervision and Operation of Committees and approval of travel assistance for Executive Board and committee members to meetings other than the Conference. The NCIMS Travel Expense Form and Instructions which may be utilized to document travel expenses is attached here. An Example of a completed form and tips for completion is also attached.
The NCIMS Executive Board and FDA met in a concurrence/non-concurrence board meeting October 4-5, 2011. FDA concurred with all proposals passed by the Conference with the exception of Proposal 209. The NCIMS Executive Board accepted the non-concurrence of Proposal 209 and agreed to bring the issue to the next Conference. Changes to the Conference documents and program made by the NCIMS are shown in the IMS-a-48 Actions of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments. The 2011 Conference page includes conference actions and related documents.
John Miller, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Tallahassee, Florida, was elected Chair for the 2013 Conference. Don Breiner, Land O’Lakes, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was re-elected Vice Chair. See Executive Board for new elections to the Board.
The 2013 Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis April 18 – 25, 2013.
The 33rd NCIMS Conference was held April 28 – May 4, 2011 at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center, Baltimore, Maryland. There were 338 registrants coming from all fifty states and one U.S. Trust Territory. Fourteen individuals from 10 foreign companies were also registered. A total of 91 proposals were deliberated by the delegates. Of those proposals, 57 passed as submitted or as amended.
Information about the 33rd National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments may be found on the 2011 Conference Information Page. See the link at the left. Information packets have been mailed to the attendees of the 2007 and 2009 Conferences. The NCIMS Aseptic Pilot Program Implementation Committee (APPIC) has prepared a APPIC Final Q & A Editions 1-5 Combined May 26, 2010. See Aseptic Pilot Program. International Dairy Foods Association has appointed Jonathan Gardner to the NCIMS Executive Board as a Non-Voting Member representing the processing industry. Cary Frye will remain on the Board as the Program Committee Chairman.
Announcing a new FDA/NCIMS HACCP Audit Training Course to be held at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri starting Tuesday, January 27 and running through Friday, January 30, 2009. Information about the course, agenda and registration form are available on the HACCP Documents page.
The NCIMS Aseptic Pilot Program Implementation Committee is working with FDA on a webinar for those who are interested in the Aseptic Pilot Program and for those State Regulators and Rating Officers who are required to take the training. The training announcement, agenda and registration form may be found on the Aseptic Pilot Program page. Anyone who has questions may contact Sue Esser via phone or email at:
Susan K. Esser
Michigan Department of Agriculture
Food and Dairy Division
Chair, NCIMS Aseptic Pilot Program Implementation Committee
The NCIMS Aseptic Pilot Program Implementation Committee (APPIC) has developed some questions and answers to help you better understand the system. They have also developed four new forms, that are posted in this web site as well. See Aseptic Pilot Program. The Q&A has been updated as of March 17, 2008.
The Hazards and Controls Guide for Dairy Foods HACCP – Guidance for Processors – Version 1.1 dated June 16, 2006, was revised October, 2007. This latest version is now available for downloading.
Finalized International Certification Pilot Program Questions and Answers have been posted on the web site – ICPPC Q&A. The questions and answers cover the time period from May 19, 2006 to July 13, 2007.
We’ve added a “link” to FDA memoranda