Food Safety

Perdue likes selection for USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of Dr. Mindy Brashears to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Food Safety. After the announcement, Secretary Perdue... more »

New website addresses produce safety in California

A new website has been launched by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to help California farmers understand how to comply with new food safety regulations known as the Produce Safety Rule, which... more »

System detecting food pathogens quickly created by UGA scientist

Quick, efficient pathogen detection and fingerprinting is essential and often lifesaving when it comes to preventing foodborne illness. University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has created a system that can identify foodborne pathogens much... more »

Food irradiation marketed to fresh produce market

Although not used widely throughout the processing industry, food irradiation technology has been around for more than 50 years as a way to kill pathogens. Mangoes travel on a conveyor belt... more »

Produce Safety Improvement Grants awarded in Vermont

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) awarded $74,000 to nine Vermont produce growers making on-farm improvements that prevent or reduce produce safety risks. Prompted by high demand, VAAFM’s Produce Program issued a... more »

Resource roadmap helps Michigan farms pursue produce safety

Michigan State University Extension has released a new tool to help produce farmers navigate the various food safety resources available to them in Michigan. The Michigan Farm Food Safety Roadmap is a step-by-step guide to the various... more »

STK appoints marketing director, VP for HR

Bio-ag technology firm STK (Stockton) recently announced two major hires. Nilly Maik has joined the company as director of marketing. Prior to joining STK, she served as... more »

Michigan offers more FSMA-defined grower training

Day-long training courses addressing sound food safety and environmental practices satisfying the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule certification requirement will be offered 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 2018 Winter Program... more »


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