Tagged food safety modernization act

Food Safety
October 29, 2017
FDA Hosts New Web Page for Key FSMA Dates
Dates of compliance are listed in order of when they should be followed. Read More
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
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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 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
Titan Farms packing line
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
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Citrus
November 17, 2017
Florida Citrus Tree Rehab in Full Swing …
With Hurricane Irma well in the rear view, growers and researchers hope to work groves back to a productive state as HLB rages on. Read More
Farm Management
November 17, 2017
Consumers Forking out Less This Year for…
Annual American Farm Bureau average price report reveals you can host a fine Turkey Day feast for less than $50. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 16, 2017
USApple Seeking Nominations for Young Ap…
Deadline to apply for program is Dec. 31. Read More
GenNext Growers
November 16, 2017
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Yo…
Act designed to help next generation access affordable land, crop insurance, and financial capital. Read More
Crop Protection
November 15, 2017
Syngenta Secures CRISPR Cas-9 License
Other companies also have secured licenses, but few have announced plans to use the gene editing technology on vegetables. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Vegetable Breeding for Timing Is only Pa…
Early and late season varieties give growers flexibility and allow them to sequence crops so harvest crews have steady work over a longer period. But those varieties also need other traits like disease resistance and taste. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Taste Is Back on the Front Burner for Ve…
In the pursuit for solving some of the biggest problems for growers, breeders have sometimes ignored flavor. Here are two breeders who have made taste a top priority. Read More
Citrus
November 14, 2017
USDA Announces Grants to Promote IPM Pra…
Methyl bromide transition, crop protection management among programs funded. Read More
Stone Fruit
November 14, 2017
Southeastern Peach Growers Hope for Wint…
Chill hours being sought, but the possibility of a La Niña climate pattern could mean a drier and warmer winter. Read More
Vegetables
November 13, 2017
Plant Breeding Is a Key Part of Precisio…
One theme that stood out during the vegetable seed trials this past summer was how much breeders are keeping future automation in mind. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Biostimulants Making Big Strides as It S…
The inaugural BiocontrolsSM USA East Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, featured two days of educational sessions focused on how Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
So What Exactly Are Biostimulants, Anywa…
Biostimulants are one of the hottest new topics in specialty crops, but most growers could use a little clarity on where they fit. Here are the basics you need to know. Read More
Florida Ag Expo
November 13, 2017
Florida Growers Explore New Solutions to…
Farm innovation and alternative approaches to production front and center at 2017 Florida Ag Expo. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Microbial-based Biostimulants: Big Poten…
There is no shortage of interest in or questions and opinions about biostimulants. Many are working to develop them as Read More
GenNext Growers
November 12, 2017
USDA to Fund Research on Next Generation…
Engineering, production projects are designed to spur farming innovation. Read More
Berries
November 11, 2017
2018 North American Raspberry and Blackb…
Featured speakers at the annual conference, slated for February in Ventura, CA, include Miles Reiter of Driscoll’s. Read More
Citrus
November 9, 2017
Forecasters Subtract another Slice from …
USDA’s second stab at the season thins orange crop by another 7%; would be lowest output in more than 70 years. Read More
Fruits
November 9, 2017
Organic Fresh Produce Sales Top $1 Billi…
Sales of organic fruit were up 8.3% year on year, while sales of organic vegetables rose 6.2%. Read More