Food Safety

New Jersey blueberry industry responds to food safety claims

On Aug. 8, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher issued the following statement in response to an article published Aug. 8 on  www.Inquirer.com, out of Philadelphia, about labor housing conditions at some New... more »

Crisis communications webinar series for produce industry planned

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is collaborating with the United Fresh Produce Association’s Recall Ready Team to provide a five-webinar series on Crisis Communications for the produce industry. These 15-20 minute webinars will be available... more »

UGA Extension training helps keep Georgia’s produce safe

Over the past decade, Americans have fallen in love with locally grown produce, but just because something is grown nearby doesn’t automatically make it safe. Small and beginning farmers, who put a lot of their... more »

Movement on senate effort to increase the border’s ag inspectors

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on July 24 unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors at the nation’s ports of entry. Agricultural inspectors are tasked with stopping harmful... more »

Growers’ decision-making regarding food safety outlined

The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)  released a report in June titled "U.S. Produce Growers’ Decision-Making Under Evolving Food Safety Standards." What is the issue? U.S. produce growers have faced increased demand for implementing food... more »

United Fresh revises produce GAPs Harmonized Standard

United Fresh remains committed to strengthening produce safety GAP standards, announcing plans to refresh the current version of the Harmonized Standard, 10 years from its original inception. In its original charter, published in November 2009,... more »

The ‘Elvis of E. Coli,’ California Extension specialist Winter retires

He has been called the “Elvis of E. coli” and the “Sinatra of Salmonella,” and now Carl Winter, a University of California Cooperative Extension food toxicologist for 32 years, rocked and roll his way into retirement... more »

Western Growers launches food safety risk management program

During a Forbes AgTech Summit session on June 27 moderated by Frank Yiannas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Western Growers (WG) launched its new Supply Chain Risk... more »


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