Food Safety

Fruit and vegetables supply chain by data standardization addressed

The International Federation for Produce Standards, representing produce associations from around the globe, wants to improve the supply chain efficiency of the fresh produce industry through developing, implementing and managing harmonized international data standards. "Sustainability... more »

Project seeks science-based interventions to persistent listeria strains

Martin Wiedmann likes to compare produce facilities’ attempts to identify and manage resident strains of the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes, as “seek and destroy” missions. Over the years, the produce industry has significantly improved its ability... more »

Western Growers has added Afreen Malik as science programs director

Western Growers has added Afreen Malik as science programs director. Malik brings over two decades of experience in the management of food safety, quality assurance and sustainability programs at... more »

Latest USDA appointments include Sandra Eskin in food safety position

The USDA is continuing to fill other key staff appointments within the department. Sandra Eskin has been named Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety after serving as Project Director for Food Safety at The Pew... more »

Produce safety is a ‘top-level threat,’ leading CPS donors state

Two of the fresh produce industry’s leading organizations are each donating $1 million to the Center for Produce Safety to continue that group’s work to fund science, find solutions and fuel change in fresh produce... more »

Food safety audits eligible for cost-share for Delaware growers

Delaware fruit and vegetable growers who receive a passing score on their third-party food safety audits and agricultural water tests are eligible to receive cost-share to help cover the expense through the Delaware Department of Agriculture.... more »

Audit checklists updated for Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices, GAP Plus+

The Agricultural Marketing Service is updating the USDA Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices and GAP Plus+ audit checklist. These updates become effective May 1, 2021 and will allow AMS’s GAP audit services to remain applicable and relevant... more »

On-farm Produce Safety website is now active in New Jersey

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced March 4 the Department’s new Produce Safety website is now active. The site provides information and frequently asked questions concerning the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA),... more »

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FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

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