Food Safety

Brookshire Grocery recalls peaches over listeria concerns

Brookshire Grocery Co. has issued a recall of yellow flesh peaches sold in bulk displays over concerns for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The peaches were shipped to stores from April 15-24, so none of the fresh fruit... more »

Hazel Technologies offers second Apple Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies Inc. has opened registration for its 2nd annual Apple Quality Summit. The hour-long event on May 26 will feature presentations focused on preparing the U.S. apple industry for the 2022 season. Scheduled speakers are... more »

SAVRpak extends shelf life of berries, grapes during trials

SAVRpak has released a new moisture-control technology that extends the shelf life of fresh produce by up to three times, trials have shown. The Drop-In technology is a chemical-free, biodegradable pouch that is placed in... more »

GLOBALG.A.P. introduces updated version

GLOBALG.A.P. North America Inc. is releasing a new version and scheduling webinars to discuss the updated product range. The revised Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard Version 6 and the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice... more »

Microbiologists receive grant to study biofilms guarding Listeria

Microbiologists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have received a $605,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study how microbial biofilms protect Listeria monocytogenes, the bacterium that causes the deadly foodborne illness... more »

Project seeks bio-based coatings to reduce cross-contamination

Nitin Nitin, with the University of California, Davis, doesn’t want to reinvent the wheel when it comes to ways to minimize potential pathogen cross-contamination with produce. NItin is leading research into food-grade bio-based coatings charged... more »

EPA issues final rule on chlorpyrifos ban

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Feb. 25 it was taking the next step to discontinue use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on food by denying objections to EPA’s rule revoking all chlorpyrifos tolerances. "Today’s... more »

Project taps AI to validate Cyclospora inactivation methods

Scott Lenaghan, Ph.D. with the University of Tennessee, is enlisting artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed detection of Cyclospora cayetanensis’ infectious life stage. “Right now, the only way to know whether it’s viable is... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

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