Food Safety

Researchers study super-repellent surfaces for safer fruits, vegetables

Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, TEES, were recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study and develop super-repellent and... more »

Bob Whitaker to retire as chief science officer at PMA

Bob Whitaker will retire in January 2020 after 11 years of service as chief science and technology officer for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA). Whitaker is the first person... more »

Kroger recalls frozen blackberries for possible contamination

The Kroger Co. said June 10 it is recalling Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 oz), Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16 oz), and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 oz) manufactured by Townsend... more »

California produce growers to discuss food safety in Stockton, Holtville

Livestock operations and fresh produce growers in California are among the most highly regulated in the country, but confusion often exists about what each community does to keep our food safe. The California Good Agriculture... more »

The Produce Nerd launches online PrimusGFS Version 3 training

The Produce Nerd has launched an online PrimusGFS Version 3 training. This online training is garnered towards auditees that are: In need of a full PrimusGFS refresher New to the PrimusGFS audit scheme Need to... more »

Why traceablity in food production, processing is a profit opportunity

End-to-end traceability in the food supply chain can do more than safeguard against potential disasters, particularly at the processing stage. Geoff Furniss, Head of BBC Technologies within TOMRA, explains how.   Every step of the food... more »

AFF launches new safefruitsandveggies.com website

The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) has launched an updated safefruitsandveggies.com website with new content and to improve visitors’ experiences on the increasingly popular site. “The safefruitsandveggies.com website now receives tens of thousands of... more »

Get prepared; start your own on-farm produce safety plan

Early spring can provide a great opportunity to begin preparations for the growing season ahead. With seed ordering, equipment repair, production planning and everything else farms have to do to prepare for the upcoming growing season,... more »


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