Food Safety

US Senate passes GMO food labeling bill

The U.S. Senate has passed, by a vote of 63 to 30, a bill that would create a national standard for labeling food made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). According to a report from the American... more »

Research claims fruit packed in corrugated is safer than in RPCs

New scientific research indicates that corrugated packaging keeps fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination from transferred microorganisms. The research, conducted by the University of Bologna and initiated... more »

Lawmakers reach deal on GMO food labeling

Senate lawmakers reached a deal Thursday, June 23 to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients, just eight days before Vermont's first-in-the-nation labeling law takes effect in July. The bipartisan legislation, reached following weeks of negotiations between Senate... more »

Water quality in the world of FSMA

The recent winter’s rains may have provided some relief from the drought, but the implementation of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA will introduce a new water issue for food growers. Under this regulation, FDA... more »

Innovation Awards winners recognized at United Fresh 2016

Five Produce Innovation Award Winners were recognized at United Fresh 2016. This year’s honorees were selected by show attendees from a total of 49 contestants across five categories: Best New Food Safety Solution; Best New... more »

McEntire Joins United Fresh as Food Safety & Technology VP

United Fresh Produce Association today named Jennifer McEntire, Ph.D., as its new Vice President, Food Safety & Technology. She succeeds David Gombas, who retired from the association June 1 after 11 years leading its food... more »

Produce shippers face new transportation rules

FDA recently published the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule. This final rule – which must be complied with by April 6, 2017 (April 6, 2018, for small businesses) – will affect many produce... more »

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 »

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