Food Safety

Specialty crop food safety costs to be reimbursed by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds specialty crop producers of available assistance to help cover certain costs of complying with regulatory and market-driven food safety certification requirements. Applications for the Food Safety Certification for... more »

FDA reminds growers about harvest, postharvest water rule enforcement

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding produce growers that the discretion period for enforcing harvest and postharvest agricultural water safety rules is ending. On Jan. 13, the FDA released a fact sheet that provides... more »

State ag departments group sets 2023 federal policy focus

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has established its federal policy goals for 2023. NASDA members, the state commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture, hand-selected seven issues to serve as the organization’s... more »

Ed sessions shine at SE Regional Fruit & Veg Conference

Fruit Growers News managing editor Chris Koger is attending the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. At the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, growers are attending sessions,... more »

For 2022, EFI sees expanding operations

The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) experienced a year of growth in 2022 through new partnerships and tools to transform the produce industry and improve the lives of farmworkers. In a news release, EFI, the workforce... more »

AgroFresh Solutions to merge with Paine Schwartz Partners affiliate

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with investment funds affiliated with Paine Schwartz Partners, a global leader in sustainable food chain investing. The investment funds will acquire all of AgroFresh’s outstanding... more »

UV-C light technology fights pathogens in overlooked areas

SmartWash Solutions, an industry leader in food safety technology, has begun shipping the EPIC Panel Sterilight, a new patent-pending product designed to safely and automatically kill Listeria and other pathogens inside control panels – an... more »

Food safety panel dives into mid-term elections

A panel of food and food safety experts will discuss the mid-term election results and what they mean for Food and Drug Administration policy reforms. The web seminar will be at 1 p.m. Eastern on... more »

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