Food Safety

Survey: Government remains credible source of safety information

Almost two-thirds of consumers state that they have confidence in government agencies to protect food safety, according to a recent research project conducted by the Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF). And, 78% of consumers... more »

CPS Board of Directors elects Joe Pezzini as chair

Joe Pezzini is setting a personal tone for his tenure as the new chair of Center for Produce Safety’s Board of Directors. Pezzini, senior director of agricultural operations for Taylor Farms, was elected chair June... more »

Just wash it: tap water rinse is a healthy habit

During focus groups conducted by the Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF), the importance of washing produce was a recurring theme as consumers discussed produce safety. In fact, washing fresh produce was raised unprompted by... more »

USDA lab recognized for pandemic response

The staff members at a U.S. Department of Agriculture lab in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service have been recognized for their response during the pandemic. The Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program’s staff... more »

Specialty crop program offsets $200 million in food safety costs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing specialty crop growers up to $200 million to offset certain expenses incurred to receive food safety certification. The USDA’s new Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops (FSCSC) program... more »

Penn State scientists to explore postharvest fruit rot

Scientists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant of nearly $313,000 to study the effects of postharvest fruit decay. The research is designed to support the mid-Atlantic... more »

Brookshire Grocery recalls peaches over listeria concerns

Brookshire Grocery Co. has issued a recall of yellow flesh peaches sold in bulk displays over concerns for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The peaches were shipped to stores from April 15-24, so none of the fresh fruit... more »

Hazel Technologies offers second Apple Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies Inc. has opened registration for its 2nd annual Apple Quality Summit. The hour-long event on May 26 will feature presentations focused on preparing the U.S. apple industry for the 2022 season. Scheduled speakers are... more »

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