Food Safety

Arkansas offers online produce safety workshops to fruit, vegetable growers

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will offer online produce safety training workshops to educate fruit and vegetable producers about new rules for protecting the food supply. Two online workshops will be offered... more »

Fusionware ‘no-touch’ system addresses COVID-19 challenges

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is the kind of “black swan” event that is disrupting countless aspects of business and life around the world, and the produce supply chain is not exempt. According to a news... more »

Virtual format planned for Western Food Safety Summit in May

The Western Food Safety Summit at Hartnell College will go virtual on May 5-6, inviting attendees from across California and the entire country to view live presentations from industry-leading scientists, managers and executives. The two-day... more »

Maryland sets Advanced Good Agricultural Practices webinar series

The Maryland Food Safety Network, comprised of the University of Maryland, The Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Law Education Initiative will be hosting a series of Advanced Good Agricultural Practices virtual webinars geared... more »

Cornell startup awarded $600K to improve food safety

Halomine, a Cornell-based startup developing cutting-edge technologies for the sanitation of food processing equipment, has been awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), under Phase II of... more »

FDA extends comment period for food traceability rule

The Food and Drug Administration is extending the public comment period for the Food Safety Modernization Act’s traceability rule. The agency’s original comment period was Jan. 21; it is now Feb. 22. The comment period for... more »

LSU, state join to offer safety program to produce growers

The LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry are developing an information program on water testing and management to help specialty crop growers meet federal and market-driven requirements. Led by Allison Dumas, LDAF... more »

PathogenDX appoints Acheson as a strategic advisor to chair committee

PathogenDx Inc., an Arizona-based technology company that has developed a multiplexed microarray DNA-based pathogen testing platform, announced Dec. 14 that Dr. David Acheson will join the company as a strategic advisor. According to a news release,... more »

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