Food Safety

FDA tests show most foods have acceptable pesticide residue levels

The vast majority of foods tested for pesticide residues were found to be well within federally prescribed limits, the Food and Drug Administration said in its latest pesticide monitoring report, which includes data for fiscal... more »

Michigan seeks food safety education, training grant proposals

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is seeking grant proposals for food safety education and training as part of the Food Safety Education Fund grant program. The grant cycle for 2020 will... more »

FDA announces cooperative agreement to implement produce safety rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Sept. 9 the award of a cooperative agreement with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) to provide critical information and resources to help state... more »

CEA Food Safety Coalition creates board, seeks members

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leading controlled environment leafy greens producers, recently completed the formation of its governance structure and is taking steps to accept new members. Controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”) is agricultural... more »

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 »


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