Food Safety

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 »

FSMA ‘Coverage and Exemptions/Exclusions’ document offered by FDA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on Jan. 4, 2011 by President Obama. The goal of this law is to ensure the the U.S. food supply remains safe by shifting the... more »

Produce Safety Alliance aims to demystify agriculture water rules

In an effort to ensure the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables for consumers, Cornell’s Produce Safety Alliance is helping to explain complex federal food safety rules and develop new ways to assess agricultural water use. “Water... more »

PMA’s Whitaker to address food safety culture at summit

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Chief Science and Technology Officer, Bob Whitaker, Ph.D. will present the morning keynote at the Salinas Valley Ag Technology Summit at Hartnell College in Salinas, California, on March 27. Whitaker’s keynote... more »

Study: California falls short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

Since the 1940s, the responsibility for managing California farmers' use of agricultural pesticides, and the substantial health risks they pose, has been shared by state and county regulators. The state's Department of Pesticide Regulation registers... more »

Critics say EWG’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list is inaccurate and harmful

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is calling the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list, released March 20, both “inaccurate” and “harmful” to Americans. The report, issued annually, offers consumers an extremely biased view of various... more »

Pure Bioscience, SmartWash Solutions partner

Pure Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: PURE), creator of the patented non-toxic silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial and SmartWash Solutions have partnered  for an antimicrobial pre-treatment on cut produce named SmartWash Boost.  SmartWash Boost Lethality = 99.8 percent... more »

FDA publishes final rule extending compliance dates for ag water

USDA issued a rule March 15 to finalize the new compliance dates for the agricultural water requirements in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Larger farms are now required to comply... more »


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