Tagged Food safety

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Citrus
August 27, 2017
USDA Releases Software to Help Small Operations with Food Safety Plans
While the free tool was primarily designed for use by small firms, any size manufacturer can opt to use it. Read More
Citrus
August 2, 2017
Recalls Happen. Here’s What You Can Do If It Happens to You
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
Vegetables
May 9, 2017
A Study on Best Cleaning Practices for Common Vegetable Equipment Under Way
Farm food safety is a huge issue in today’s vegetable growing industry. Yet a lot of produce wash machinery were designed decades ago with no thought of thorough cleaning or sanitizing. Cornell's Robert Hadad is figuring out which cleaning methods are most effective. Read More
James Weaver of Meadow View Farm
Citrus
January 1, 2017
FSMA Training Strategy Available
Aid to help growers understand role in new food safety rules released. Read More
Citrus
November 2, 2016
FDA Releases Preventative Controls Guidance For Small Businesses
Compliance information available for small and very small businesses. Read More
Citrus
September 2, 2016
New Tool Helps Growers Understand FSMA Responsibly
FSMA Wizard helps food facilities, importers, and growers to determine their possible requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act. 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
Berries
March 27, 2016
Use Common Sense Growing Berries That Are Food-Safe
Follow these tips to ensure your end product is wholesome and pathogen-free. Read More
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Apples & Pears
March 16, 2016
New York Apple Leaders Contribute To Food Safety Research
New York Apple Association, Inc. contributes $55,000 to Center For Produce Safety. Read More
Apples & Pears
January 28, 2016
Washington Association Donates $750,000 To Food Safety
Contribution is part of a five-year pledge to support research at the Center for Produce Safety. Read More
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Stone Fruit
January 22, 2016
New Study Will Focus On Food Safety In Stone Fruit Packinghouses
Grants awarded to California State University, Fresno for sanitizing research and consumer education. Read More
Nuts
November 11, 2015
Project Aims To Create Guidelines For Pistachio Pasteurization Validation
Pistachio processors already go to great lengths to ensure their product is safe for consumers, but the Food Safety Modernization Read More
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GenNext Growers
November 1, 2015
Figuring Out The Food Safety Modernization Act
Experts outline the most important steps to help you remain compliant for the final Produce Safety Rule. Read More
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Citrus
September 26, 2015
FDA To Hold Public Meeting On FSMA Preventive Controls For Human And Animal Food Final Rules
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 $20 Million Campaign
Since its inception in 2007, the center has provided $16.4 million to fund critically-needed, actionable produce safety research. Read More
Citrus
July 12, 2015
Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference Scheduled For August
Educational program of prominent speakers to provide the lowdown on ag business trends. 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
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
Natalie Parkell and Kevin Osburn of Vertical Horizon Farms
Citrus
April 17, 2015
Small Family Farms Can Survive [Opinion]
It is reassuring amid the corporate climate the agriculture industry has experienced in more recent times that there is still room for the little guy, and — more importantly — a need. 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
September 21, 2017
Hurricane Relief Fund Launched for Flori…
Money raised will benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s efforts to aid families in need. Read More
GenNext Growers
September 21, 2017
Advice for Taking Over the Family Farm
If you are considering joining and running your family business, here are some tips to ensure success. Read More
Berries
September 21, 2017
Ways Florida Blueberry Growers Can Eleva…
Promotional efforts seek to harness power that drives the Sunshine State's ‘little blue dynamos.’ Read More
Florida Ag Expo
September 21, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About the 20…
More education choices, flexible field tours, and networking opportunities to provide an enhanced attendee experience. Read More
Insect Control
September 20, 2017
Whitefly Troubles Go From Bad to Worse i…
Growers should have a plan for managing the pest from beginning to end of season. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 20, 2017
Ask Yourself: What Can I Do to Make Thin…
Alan Jones, this year's recipient of American Vegetable Grower magazine's Grower Achievement Award, invites all growers to do what he does: Look in the mirror and ask," What can I do to make a positive impact on our industry?" Read More
Berries
September 20, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Bacterial Wilt …
Prolific plant pathogen now presenting a new challenge for Florida producers and researchers. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Precision in Specialty Crops Gains Momen…
Here are some of the key drivers that may transform your farm in the years ahead. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
EPA Mulls Restricting Dicamba Use
Proposal is a part of agency’s focus on reducing herbicide injury in vulnerable crops. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
Washington State University Creates BMSB…
As populations grow in the state, university offers growers pest management advice. Read More
Berries
September 19, 2017
UC Davis Strawberry Lawuit Settled
Former university breeders to return any crosses that used unpatented varieties and agree the school owns rights to them. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Hopes High for Hops Fresh From Florida
When it comes to alternative crop solutions, something good is brewing in the Sunshine State. Do you have what it takes to tap in? Read More
Apples & Pears
September 16, 2017
Researcher Finds Bacteria Can Stop Blue …
The natural bacterium found in soil can survive in cold storage; this promising biocontrol offers an alternative to chemical treatments. Read More
Disease Control
September 15, 2017
Scientist Uncovers Chilling Side of Dead…
Lab tests indicate laurel wilt pathogen grows faster in the fall and winter. Read More
Citrus
September 15, 2017
Help Extended to Hurricane-Weary Farmers…
USDA chief grants extra time and special procedures to document and file claims. 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
Biocontrols Conference
September 13, 2017
Get Better Results From Your Biopesticid…
Softer crop protection programs are becoming a must in specialty crop production. Growers who aren’t learning more about their options Read More
Citrus
September 13, 2017
Florida Farmers Digging out From Impacts…
Damage reports starting to flood in from the field following monster storm, and it's not pretty. Read More