Food Safety

EPA issues final rule on chlorpyrifos ban

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Feb. 25 it was taking the next step to discontinue use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on food by denying objections to EPA’s rule revoking all chlorpyrifos tolerances. "Today’s... more »

Project taps AI to validate Cyclospora inactivation methods

Scott Lenaghan, Ph.D. with the University of Tennessee, is enlisting artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed detection of Cyclospora cayetanensis’ infectious life stage. “Right now, the only way to know whether it’s viable is... more »

MDARD, NASDA webinar set on proposed changes to ag water rule

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) will host a North Central Region webinar to discuss the recently released U.S. Food and Drug... more »

Western Growers’ Food Safety Cohort to develop prevention, diagnostic tech

As part of the inaugural AgTechX Food Safety event hosted by the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), the Center for Produce Safety and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, WG... more »

Class Three of  Produce Safety Immersion Program announced by IFPA

International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) announced Jan. 26 the Class Three Fellows of the Produce Safety Immersion Program, sponsored by Calavo Growers/Renaissance Food Group at the gold level, and Ecolab as a silver sponsor. The... more »

Appointments, plans OK’d by Alliance for Food and Farming

At its recent meeting, the Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) appointed Kyla Oberman, Director of Marketing for California Giant Berry Farms, to serve as its new Secretary/Treasurer and Lauren M. Scott, Chief Strategy Officer for the International Fresh... more »

Pesticide levels nearly 100% below benchmark targets

The USDA published on Jan. 19 the 2020 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary. The summary shows that more than 99% of the samples tested had pesticide residues below benchmark levels established by the Environmental... more »

Event in Yuma, Arizona, to focus on food safety

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, the Center for Produce Safety and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture are hosting AgTechX Food Safety, a one-day event dedicated to innovations in food safety... more »

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