Food Safety

United Fresh white paper assists Vermont labeling law compliance

United Fresh Produce Association has published a white paper and legal backgrounder to assist member companies in understanding and complying with a labeling law for genetically engineered foods due to go in effect in Vermont on July... more »

FSNS Food Safety Conference set for July 13

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) and Food Safety Net Services Certification and Audit (FSNS C&A) will host the FSNS Food Safety Conference in Amarillo, Texas on Wednesday, July 13. A tour and reception of the... more »

Hydraulic fracturing chemical spills on farms need scrutiny

Hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method for extracting oil and gas from otherwise impenetrable shale and rock formations, involves not only underground injections composed mostly of water, but also a mixture of chemical additives. These... more »

FDA issues new FSMA final rule

The FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to... more »

GAP training available for Latino growers, farmworkers

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will host the first of several Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops in Spanish June 3-4. MSU Extension, in cooperation with Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), will be hosting GAP... more »

$130 million available for foundational agricultural research

The USDA is making $130 million in funding available for research, education, and extension projects to support sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems, including certified organic production. This funding is available through the... more »

Develop plan to minimize wildlife impact on food safety

Wildlife pose a clear and present risk to the safety of fruits and vegetables. More than simply walking through fields and grazing, wildlife’s urine and feces may carry pathogenic E. coli. Because of this, it... more »

Public meetings on FSMA implementation set for June

The FDA will host three one-day public meetings, entitled “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Focus on Strategic Implementation of Prevention-Oriented Import Safety Programs.” The public meetings will be held in different regions throughout the U.S. to... more »


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