Food Safety Stories

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Food Safety
August 28, 2015
Lawmakers Urge FDA To Help Small Farms With FSMA Compliance
Letter from members of Congress asks FDA to expedite assistance and training for small producers. Read More
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Citrus
July 29, 2015
Group Food Safety Audits May Help Prepare You For The Produce Rule
Group food safety audits, slated to be available next spring, may save small- to mid-size growers time and money. Read More
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Food Safety
July 28, 2015
LGMA Members Get High Marks In Food Safety  
The California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement’s (LGMA) annual report shows the group received the lowest number of citations in its history. Read More
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Citrus
July 27, 2015
House Passes Bill To Block State GMO Food Labeling Mandates
The legislation would offer a federal standard for voluntary labeling of foods containing GMOs.   Read More
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Farm Management
July 2, 2015
PMA Advocates For Improvements To Proposed FSMA Mandatory Food Recall Guidance
This week the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) submitted comments on behalf of its membership to FDA regarding the proposed Mandatory Read More
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Citrus
June 22, 2015
Researchers Ready To Testify Before Congress About GMOs
UF/IFAS grad students seeking to field questions relating to the GMO regulatory processes, food labeling, and product safety. Read More
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Farm Management
June 9, 2015
Food Safety Audit Cost-Share Programs Offered
Purdue Extension and the Illiana Watermelon Association (IWA) are offering audit cost-sharing programs to Indiana fruit and vegetable growers who Read More
Food Safety
June 2, 2015
One-Day Conference At 2015 United Fresh To Focus Entirely On Food Safety
GLOBALG.A.P., a farm certification standards organization, and United Fresh invite United Fresh Convention (June 8-10) attendees to stay in Chicago Read More
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Citrus
May 27, 2015
PMA Comments On FDA’s Proposed FSMA Implementation Work Plans
In written comments submitted today to the FDA proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation work plans (Focus on Implementation Read More
Food Safety
May 20, 2015
Produce Safety Alliance Offers Course To Become A Certified Trainer
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) has announced dates for their first two Train-the-Trainer courses this June. The first of the Read More
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Food Safety
May 6, 2015
LGMA Discusses The “Culture Of Food Safety” In A Company Or Organization
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement launches a series of six in-depth blog posts highlighting food safety. Read More
Citrus
April 28, 2015
Trimble Acquires HarvestMark To Assist With Food Traceability And Quality Control
The goals of the acquisition ato provide more benefits to producers, add value to distribution centers, and provide a tool for tracking products in the food industry. Read More
Food Safety
April 27, 2015
Food Company Agrees To Stop Distribution Of Sprouts In Contamination Case
On April 22, 2015, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a consent decree of Read More
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Food Safety
April 8, 2015
Chipotle Serves Up Food Safety Grants To Five Florida Farms
Awards in the amount of $1,000 will go to help the winning operations pay for a third-party audit. Read More
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Citrus
April 3, 2015
National Farmers Union Supports Mandatory GMO Labeling
Organization calls on Congress for unified standards to bridge several pending labeling proposals. Read More
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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