Food Safety

IFPA focuses on Listeria training for Spanish speakers

The International Fresh Produce Association has been approved for a U.S. Department of Agriculture food safety grant to develop Spanish-language listeria produce safety training. The grant, through the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Food... more »

CPS safety campaign boosted by industry leaders

Industry leaders are promoting the Center for Produce Safety campaign. Two of those leaders recently came together to explain why they support CPS's campaign to fund fresh produce food-safety research and what they receive from... more »

Tree fruit big part of new CPS research projects

The Center for Produce Safety's (CPS) newest research projects are designed to provide the fresh produce industry answers to its most pressing food safety questions. Valued at $3.9 million, the 14 projects are designed to answer... more »

Michigan warns of Kuntry Garden’s use of human waste on crops

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is advising consumers not to eat produce grown at a farm in Homer, Michigan, because it may be contaminated by raw, untreated human waste. MDARD is... more »

Biosafe’s ‘fearless leader’ Rob Larose dies

Rob Larose, who started Biosafe Systems with his father and has been the president and CEO for more than 25 years, died Sept. 25. He was 64. The company released a statement, calling Larose a... more »

MSU offers training for on-farm produce safety

Michigan State University Extension continues to offer a training opportunity designed for farm supervisors who deal with on-farm produce safety. Michigan State University Extension’s Online Produce Safety Supervisor Training provides education and resources regarding the requirements... more »

IFPA announces new board of directors for 2023

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is welcoming new members to its board of directors. The board of directors slate for 2023 will officially begin their term at the end of October after a vote... more »

USDA awards $73 million in specialty crop grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding almost $73 million in fiscal year 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funding. The $72.9 million in grants, through the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, will be used for... more »

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