Food Safety Stories
USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and a commercial partner developed a new organic antimicrobial wash for fresh produce.
Photo by Peggy Greb
Food Safety
January 25, 2016
Antimicrobial Wash Reduces Risk Of Pathogens Fresh Produce
The product is USDA certified organic and is expected to be used in commercial flumes and rinse tanks that wash fresh produce. Read More
lettuce field 14_WR
Food Safety
January 22, 2016
Listeria Outbreak Linked To Packaged Salads Produced In Ohio
Evidence points to processing facility in Springfield, OH. Read More
multiple hands holding a plate full of veggies
Citrus
December 28, 2015
Prepare For The Year Of Food Safety [Opinion]
Chipotle’s recent food safety issues are a cautionary tale for companies that build their reputation on a food elitist platform that sought to demonize “evil corporate agriculture.” Read More
The company has 180 acres of celery
Food Safety
December 3, 2015
E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Celery
Celery products from Taylor Farms Pacific in California are recalled. Read More
multiple hands holding a plate full of veggies
Farm Management
December 3, 2015
Get Ready For The Produce Rule [opinion]
As we gear up for the final Produce Rule, make sure you are ready for what will be required of you and have a plan in place. Read More
Produce aisle leafy greens super market grocery store
Farm Management
November 30, 2015
LGMA’s Take On The Final Produce Safety Rule
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement clarifies several points about the new law. Read More
baskets of produce
Farm Management
November 24, 2015
FDA Rejects Mandatory Genetic Engineering Labeling
Agency is issuing two guidances for manufacturers who wish to voluntarily label their products as containing ingredients from GE or non-GE sources. Read More
Titan Farms packing line
Citrus
November 13, 2015
FDA Releases FSMA Produce Safety Rule
FDA released today the Produce Safety Rule component of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The Produce Safety Rule establishes science-based Read More
Group of vegetables laid out on table
Food Safety
November 4, 2015
Fresh Produce Investigated In Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak
The source of the contamination is currently under investigation. Read More
granny smith apples
Apples & Pears
October 30, 2015
Granny Smith Apples Recalled Due To Possible Contamination
 In a release from FDA, Northstar Produce Inc. of St. Louis Park, MN, has recalled 33 cases of Granny Smith Read More
hand washing app for web
Farm Management
October 28, 2015
LGMA Launches Hand Washing App
Hand washing is critical as it is the first line of defense to protect food, says the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. Read More
Research on E. coli and Salmonella in lettuce and spinach will help industry make better decisions on growing practices, risk reduction, and regulatory and food safety policies.
Farm Management
October 13, 2015
Center for Produce Safety Awards 11 New Research Projects
  The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has announced 11 new research awards valued at nearly $2 million. The awards Read More
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Farm Management
February 3, 2016
Western Growers Launches Tech Talk Serie…
Speakers from a variety of agricultural technology areas will make presentations on a variety of topics including drone/satellite imagery and food safety software. Read More
Farm Management
February 3, 2016
Hot Topics Tackled At Mid-Atlantic Fruit…
Food safety and GMOs were two of the topics discussed on the first day of the trade show and conference. Read More
Cucurbits
January 27, 2016
Imported Cucumbers Connected With Multis…
Since the Salmonella outbreak occurred in September, nearly 900 people in 39 states have fallen ill. Read More
Food Safety
January 25, 2016
Antimicrobial Wash Reduces Risk Of Patho…
The product is USDA certified organic and is expected to be used in commercial flumes and rinse tanks that wash fresh produce. Read More
Food Safety
January 22, 2016
Listeria Outbreak Linked To Packaged Sal…
Evidence points to processing facility in Springfield, OH. Read More
Citrus
December 28, 2015
Prepare For The Year Of Food Safety [Opi…
Chipotle’s recent food safety issues are a cautionary tale for companies that build their reputation on a food elitist platform that sought to demonize “evil corporate agriculture.” Read More
Food Safety
December 3, 2015
E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Celery
Celery products from Taylor Farms Pacific in California are recalled. Read More
Farm Management
December 3, 2015
Get Ready For The Produce Rule [opinion]
As we gear up for the final Produce Rule, make sure you are ready for what will be required of you and have a plan in place. Read More
Farm Management
November 30, 2015
LGMA’s Take On The Final Produce Safety …
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement clarifies several points about the new law. Read More
Farm Management
November 24, 2015
FDA Rejects Mandatory Genetic Engineerin…
Agency is issuing two guidances for manufacturers who wish to voluntarily label their products as containing ingredients from GE or non-GE sources. Read More
Citrus
November 13, 2015
FDA Releases FSMA Produce Safety Rule
FDA released today the Produce Safety Rule component of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The Produce Safety Rule establishes science-based Read More
Food Safety
November 4, 2015
Fresh Produce Investigated In Chipotle E…
The source of the contamination is currently under investigation. Read More
Apples & Pears
October 30, 2015
Granny Smith Apples Recalled Due To Poss…
 In a release from FDA, Northstar Produce Inc. of St. Louis Park, MN, has recalled 33 cases of Granny Smith Read More
Farm Management
October 28, 2015
LGMA Launches Hand Washing App
Hand washing is critical as it is the first line of defense to protect food, says the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. Read More
Farm Management
October 13, 2015
Center for Produce Safety Awards 11 New …
  The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has announced 11 new research awards valued at nearly $2 million. The awards Read More
Citrus
September 26, 2015
FDA To Hold Public Meeting On FSMA Preve…
USDA’s FDA announced a public meeting to offer the opportunity for discussion on the recently finalized rules on preventive controls Read More
Food Safety
September 22, 2015
Center For Produce Safety Announces Its …
Since its inception in 2007, the center has provided $16.4 million to fund critically-needed, actionable produce safety research. Read More
Food Safety
September 18, 2015
Tomatoes Are Source Of Salmonella Outbre…
Investigators are working to trace back the tomatoes to the farm of origin. Read More
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