Food Safety Stories

Food Safety
August 8, 2016
Longtime Member Of UC-Davis Postharvest Technology Center Takes The Helm
Dr. Trevor Suslow, who has been a member at the center for 20 years, is taking over for Elizabeth Mitcham. Read More
James Weaver of Meadow View Farm
Citrus
August 8, 2016
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Releases FSMA Special Reports
Comprehensive reports help readers understand the rules for produce farms and food facilities. Read More
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Farm Management
August 6, 2016
The Path To Food Safety
Three growers of various sizes offer tips on how they comply with food safety protocols while giving their customers what they want. Read More
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Crop Protection
August 5, 2016
Grants Totaling $36.5 Million Awarded for Specialty Crop Research And Extension Investments
The funded projects address research and Extension needs that span the spectrum of specialty crop production. Read More
Workers picking in a Florida strawberry field
Berries
July 26, 2016
Wish Farms Commits $100K To Food Safety Cause
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. Read More
close-up of assorted frozen veggies
Farm Management
June 20, 2016
Frozen Mixed Vegetables, Green Peas Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Risk
The products being recalled were distributed in stores nationwide. Read More
Food safety meeting for growers in Florida
Citrus
May 23, 2016
Florida Growers Putting Food Safety On Front Burner
Specialty crop industry stakeholders hungry to understand what’s ahead as FDA begins implementing new food safety rules. Read More
close-up of assorted frozen veggies
Farm Management
May 17, 2016
Issues With Processing Plant May Be Culprit Of Listeria Outbreak
FDA inspection finds unfavorable conditions at CRF Frozen Foods’ plant in Washington. Read More
Food Safety
May 6, 2016
Recall Expands For Frozen Fruit And Vegetables
CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables due to potential Listeria contamination. Read More
Citrus
May 4, 2016
$6 Million Available For Antimicrobial Resistance Research
Program to develop strategies to reduce public health risks in food chain. Read More
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Food Safety
May 2, 2016
Department Of Justice Investigates Dole Over Listeria Outbreak Linked To Packaged Salads
Salad mix packaged at the company’s Ohio facility has been connected to four deaths. Read More
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Food Safety
April 21, 2016
It’s Your Duty To Challenge The ‘Dirty Dozen’ List [Opinion]
The Environmental Working Group is at it again, making it critical for growers to keep customers informed about production practices and the safety of produce. Read More
Farm Management
April 19, 2016
Food Safety Training Grants Available
USDA announces $4.7 million available in grants for food safety training, outreach, and technical assistance. Read More
a group of ripe strawberries
Food Safety
April 14, 2016
Produce Industry Cries Foul On Latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ Listing
Alliance for Food and Farming says new number one a way to rattle cages of mainstream media. Read More
Food Safety
April 5, 2016
GroupGAP Program Announced For Small, Mid-Size Growers
Food safety program designed to be affordable, demonstrate compliance. Read More
The Latest
Citrus
November 7, 2017
Comments Sought in Ag Water Component of…
Growers and other interested parties are encouraged by United Fresh to weigh in on agricultural water requirements in the Food Safety Modernization Act. Read More
Food Safety
October 29, 2017
FDA Hosts New Web Page for Key FSMA Date…
Dates of compliance are listed in order of when they should be followed. Read More
Citrus
September 13, 2017
New Guidance on FSMA Ag Water Compliance…
FDA issued a rule to extend compliance dates for agricultural water and announced a start date for farm inspections. Read More
Citrus
August 27, 2017
USDA Releases Software to Help Small Ope…
While the free tool was primarily designed for use by small firms, any size manufacturer can opt to use it. Read More
Citrus
August 23, 2017
Advice From the FDA on How Growers Can K…
Want tips that will keep your operation on the right side of the FDA when it comes to food safety? American Vegetable Grower® decided the best advice would come directly from the FDA itself.  Read More
Farm Management
August 11, 2017
Vegetable Growers’ Food Safety Vigilance…
When you hear about recalls, the horror stories come to mind first. That’s understandable, considering the human cost involved with Read More
Citrus
August 9, 2017
Traceability Products to Help You Track …
One way to ease the process of a food safety recall is by having detailed records of where each crop has been and who has touched it. Look over these traceability products using the latest technology to help you stay on top of your records. Read More
Citrus
August 2, 2017
Recalls Happen. Here’s What You Ca…
Follow this 10-Step plan to protect the public — and your farm. As a bonus, see how Duda Farms runs its mock recalls. Read More
Citrus
August 2, 2017
Perdue Appoints Key Food Safety Leaders
Carmen Rottenberg has been appointed Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, and Paul Kiecker has been named Acting Administrator for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Read More
Food Safety
June 21, 2017
Organization Seeks Winegrape Exemption P…
California Association of Winegrape Growers says because winegrapes are grown for processing, they should be exempt from produce safety rule. Read More
Citrus
June 9, 2017
Agriculture Water Standards Compliance D…
FDA says the agency will extend the compliance dates after feedback from stakeholders. Read More
Food Safety
April 12, 2017
No Need for Hysteria Over Reports of Lis…
A recent Purdue study says current food safety practices aren't killing listeria in romaine lettuce tissue. Rutger's Richard VanVranken says the report isn't as alarming as it sounds. Read More
Farm Management
April 12, 2017
Take the Stress out of Food Safety Insp…
Buurma Farms has a low-tech, common sense system in place that keeps its produce as safe as possible, and makes passing inspections easy. Read More
Business Planning
March 22, 2017
How HortTech Is Solving Grower Challenge…
Dozens of tech companies are looking for solutions to real-world problems vegetable growers face. We take a look at what it could really mean for you and your business. Read More
Citrus
March 15, 2017
Group Wants To Streamline Food Safety Re…
There are 15 federal agencies implement more than 30 different food safety statutes. A team of experts believe they have a solution. Read More
Food Safety
March 10, 2017
Strawberries, Spinach Top Latest ‘…
Industry groups dispute annual report, noting any report that has the effect of decreasing Americans’ fruit and vegetable intake is injurious to their health. Read More
Cucurbits
March 8, 2017
How Steam Helps Remove Pathogens on Cant…
The technique also may effectively sanitize watermelons, honeydews, cucumbers, and baby carrots. Read More
Food Safety
February 21, 2017
Food Safety Modernization Act Creeping F…
Massive regulatory overhaul unfolds as the specialty crop industry hopes to ensure common-sense food safety rules and inspection. Read More