The funding is for critical questions in specific areas of food safety practices for fruits and vegetables.
To secure the funding, states were asked to submit implementation proposals.
Facilities employing 500 or more people must meet new standards.
The joint effort will result in greater efficiency and a more meaningful impact within the fresh produce industry.
Funding has been awarded to assist 42 states with implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act.
FSMA Wizard helps food facilities, importers, and growers to determine their possible requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
A couple of the key points from the symposium include knowing the importance of sampling irrigation water sources correctly and knowing the difference between validation and verification.
Dr. Trevor Suslow, who has been a member at the center for 20 years, is taking over for Elizabeth Mitcham.
Comprehensive reports help readers understand the rules for produce farms and food facilities.
Three growers of various sizes offer tips on how they comply with food safety protocols while giving their customers what they want.
The funded projects address research and Extension needs that span the spectrum of specialty crop production.
Central Florida berry operation will donate $20,000 annually over the next five years to fund various research projects backed by the Center for Produce Safety.
The products being recalled were distributed in stores nationwide.
Specialty crop industry stakeholders hungry to understand what’s ahead as FDA begins implementing new food safety rules.
FDA inspection finds unfavorable conditions at CRF Frozen Foods’ plant in Washington.
CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables due to potential Listeria contamination.
Program to develop strategies to reduce public health risks in food chain.