Tagged food safety modernization act

raindrops in standing water
Citrus
September 13, 2017
New Guidance on FSMA Ag Water Compliance, Water Testing, and Farm Inspections Announced
FDA issued a rule to extend compliance dates for agricultural water and announced a start date for farm inspections. Read More
multiple hands holding a plate full of veggies
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 23, 2017
Advice From the FDA on How Growers Can Keep Their Produce Safe
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
Food Safety
June 21, 2017
Organization Seeks Winegrape Exemption Produce Safety Rule
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 Dates Extended
FDA says the agency will extend the compliance dates after feedback from stakeholders. Read More
Food Safety Modernization Act moving at snail's pace
Food Safety
February 21, 2017
Food Safety Modernization Act Creeping Forward
Massive regulatory overhaul unfolds as the specialty crop industry hopes to ensure common-sense food safety rules and inspection. Read More
Food Safety
January 26, 2017
Crop Advisers Should Help Growers with Onerous Ag-Water Mandates
Crop advisers need to step up to the plate and help growers comply with Food Safety Modernization Act – especially onerous ag water mandates. 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
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Food Safety
October 4, 2016
FDA Awards More Than $11 Million To California For Food Safety 
To secure the funding, states were asked to submit implementation proposals. 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
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
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
Food Safety
March 21, 2016
FDA Announces $19 Million In Funding To Support Implementation Of Produce Safety Rule
The funds will be used to help states establish safety standards, training, education and more. Read More
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Food Safety
February 20, 2016
Grant Awards To Fund Regional Centers For Food Safety Training
FDA announces funding for the second two of four Regional Centers: the North Central location and the Northeast Center. Read More
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Citrus
December 28, 2015
Prepare For The Year Of Food Safety [Opinion]
Chipotle’s recent food safety issues are a cautionary tale for companies that build their reputation on a food elitist platform that sought to demonize “evil corporate agriculture.” Read More
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Farm Management
December 3, 2015
Get Ready For The Produce Rule [opinion]
As we gear up for the final Produce Rule, make sure you are ready for what will be required of you and have a plan in place. Read More
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Farm Management
November 30, 2015
LGMA’s Take On The Final Produce Safety Rule
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement clarifies several points about the new law. Read More
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Citrus
November 13, 2015
FDA Releases FSMA Produce Safety Rule
FDA released today the Produce Safety Rule component of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The Produce Safety Rule establishes science-based 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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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
Tomatoes
September 13, 2017
550 Pounds of Tomatoes Stolen from Massa…
Community farm in Waltham, MA, has been hit by a thief three years running. Read More
Berries
September 12, 2017
Longtime American Fruit Grower Columnist…
“The Ole Crow,” as he called himself, passed away unexpectedly at home in Virginia at the age of 82. Read More
Berries
September 12, 2017
How to Match Drip Irrigation to Improve …
Using root mass diameter to appropriately determine wetting pattern will help you improve growth rate and yields. Read More
Grapes
September 12, 2017
Heat Wave Leads to Early Winegrape Harve…
Ask any winegrape grower to describe the grape harvest in Sonoma County and you typically hear “harvest time is like Read More