Food Safety

UGA to host PSA Grower Training workshop

The University of Georgia Food Science Extension Outreach Program, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA), and the Produce Safety Alliance are sponsoring a two-day, produce-specific PSA training program, designed to teach produce safety... more »

HACCP workshop scheduled for Florida packinghouses

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will host a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) workshop in Immokalee, Florida. The two-day workshop, Feb. 22-23, will be hosted at the UF/IFAS Southwest... more »

Grower Produce Safety courses set throughout Michigan

Michigan State University Extension will host the Food and Drug Administration-defined Produce Safety Alliance Grower Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification course at various locations. Those interested in learning about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP's), produce... more »

Ag industry will watch Trump closely

As Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office as the next president of the United States, the agriculture community is looking for clues on how his policies could impact the industry. Fruit Growers... more »

GLOBALG.A.P. publishes guide for FSMA compliance

The GLOBALG.A.P. "User’s Guide and Self Assessment for FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance" supports Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) users in efficiently meeting Produce Safety Rule (Produce Rule) requirements. The GLOBALG.A.P. USA Crops National Technical Working... more »

Penn State Extension launches FSMA resource website

Penn State Extension recently launched a new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) information website and will be organizing several FSMA educational workshops throughout Pennsylvania during 2017. Over the next several years, the Food and Drug Administration... more »

Tests show low or no pesticide levels in most California produce

Tests on produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) indicate the vast majority of fruits and vegetables available for sale in California meet stringent pesticide safety standards. During its 2015 survey, DPR... more »

Ensure the right grower training for FSMA compliance

On farms looking to be Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliant under the Produce Safety Rule, provision 112.22(c), “One supervisor or responsible party for each farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least... more »


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