Massive regulatory overhaul unfolds as the specialty crop industry hopes to ensure common-sense food safety rules and inspection.
Crop advisers need to step up to the plate and help growers comply with Food Safety Modernization Act – especially onerous ag water mandates.
To be in compliance with the FDA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, be sure farm personnel completes the required training.
Aid to help growers understand role in new food safety rules released.
A new study shows minimal damage to salad leaves in bagged salads stimulate the presence of Salmonella enterica.
Compliance information available for small and very small businesses.
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.