Food Safety

Interstate Cold Storage receives Food Logistics award

Food Logistics magazine has named Interstate Cold Storage as one of the winners of the 2022 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers award. The award recognizes leading third-party logistics and cold storage providers in the... more »

Survey: Government remains credible source of safety information

Almost two-thirds of consumers state that they have confidence in government agencies to protect food safety, according to a recent research project conducted by the Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF). And, 78% of consumers... more »

CPS Board of Directors elects Joe Pezzini as chair

Joe Pezzini is setting a personal tone for his tenure as the new chair of Center for Produce Safety’s Board of Directors. Pezzini, senior director of agricultural operations for Taylor Farms, was elected chair June... more »

Just wash it: tap water rinse is a healthy habit

During focus groups conducted by the Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF), the importance of washing produce was a recurring theme as consumers discussed produce safety. In fact, washing fresh produce was raised unprompted by... more »

USDA lab recognized for pandemic response

The staff members at a U.S. Department of Agriculture lab in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service have been recognized for their response during the pandemic. The Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program’s staff... more »

Specialty crop program offsets $200 million in food safety costs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing specialty crop growers up to $200 million to offset certain expenses incurred to receive food safety certification. The USDA’s new Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops (FSCSC) program... more »

Penn State scientists to explore postharvest fruit rot

Scientists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant of nearly $313,000 to study the effects of postharvest fruit decay. The research is designed to support the mid-Atlantic... more »

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 »

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Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

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Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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