Food Safety

FDA announces key FSMA rule ‘to advance traceability of foods’

In a new release issued Sept. 21, Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response – Food and Drug Administration, issued the following statement: "Today, I am excited to announce an important, critical step... more »

Stemilt hits milestone with first Equitable Food Initiative certification

Stemilt has taken another step to fulfil its mission to “cultivate people and delight consumers” by achieving Equitable Food Initiative certification at its impressive Quincy, Washington, orchard operation that grows apples and cherries. Stemilt completed... more »

Food safety help may be on the way for specialty crop operators

Outbreaks of foodborne diseases threaten the daily lives of millions of Americans, resulting in recalls and sometimes loss of life. Providing an integrated food safety system for fresh fruits and vegetables that protects the food... more »

PathogenDx, USDA collaborate on rapid detection of foodborne pathogens

PathogenDx Inc., an Arizona based technology company which has developed a multiplexed microarray DNA-based pathogen testing platform, announced Sept. 10 that it will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to study... more »

FDA’s ‘Smarter Era’ Blueprint: A New Culture of Food Safety

When the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its “Era of Smarter Food Safety” blueprint, among the core elements was a new culture of food safety.  FDA defined this element as “a focus... more »

How do you know if your farm water sources are at risk? Inspect your system

How do you know if your water sources are low risk? An annual water system inspection is the way to go. Whether the farm uses groundwater or surface water, evaluating the extent of control involves... more »

ALDI recalls peaches from Wawona Packing due to possible salmonella

As a precautionary measure, ALDI is voluntarily recalling assorted peaches received from its supplier, Wawona Packing Co., due to possible salmonella contamination. According to a company release shared by FDA, ALDI has removed the affected peaches... more »

‘Farming and Produce Safety in the COVID-19 Era’ webinar now available

The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) recently hosted a webinar for registered dietitians and nutrition communicators, “Farming and Produce Safety in the COVID-19 Era.”  The webinar featured scientists and farmers discussing a wide-range of... more »

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