Food Safety

Why traceablity in food production, processing is a profit opportunity

End-to-end traceability in the food supply chain can do more than safeguard against potential disasters, particularly at the processing stage. Geoff Furniss, Head of BBC Technologies within TOMRA, explains how.   Every step of the food... more »

AFF launches new safefruitsandveggies.com website

The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) has launched an updated safefruitsandveggies.com website with new content and to improve visitors’ experiences on the increasingly popular site. “The safefruitsandveggies.com website now receives tens of thousands of... more »

Get prepared; start your own on-farm produce safety plan

Early spring can provide a great opportunity to begin preparations for the growing season ahead. With seed ordering, equipment repair, production planning and everything else farms have to do to prepare for the upcoming growing season,... more »

FSMA ‘Coverage and Exemptions/Exclusions’ document offered by FDA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on Jan. 4, 2011 by President Obama. The goal of this law is to ensure the the U.S. food supply remains safe by shifting the... more »

Produce Safety Alliance aims to demystify agriculture water rules

In an effort to ensure the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables for consumers, Cornell’s Produce Safety Alliance is helping to explain complex federal food safety rules and develop new ways to assess agricultural water use. “Water... more »

PMA’s Whitaker to address food safety culture at summit

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Chief Science and Technology Officer, Bob Whitaker, Ph.D. will present the morning keynote at the Salinas Valley Ag Technology Summit at Hartnell College in Salinas, California, on March 27. Whitaker’s keynote... more »

Study: California falls short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

Since the 1940s, the responsibility for managing California farmers' use of agricultural pesticides, and the substantial health risks they pose, has been shared by state and county regulators. The state's Department of Pesticide Regulation registers... more »

Critics say EWG’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list is inaccurate and harmful

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is calling the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list, released March 20, both “inaccurate” and “harmful” to Americans. The report, issued annually, offers consumers an extremely biased view of various... more »


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