Food Safety

Recommendations for water sampling under FSMA

This document is meant to provide simple, easy to follow recommendations for water quality sampling under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule for Agricultural Water testing. The methods described here are not meant to be prescriptive,... more »

Wish Farms to donate $100,000 to Center for Produce Safety

Wish Farms has committed to a donation of $100,000 to the Center for Produce Safety (CPS). The CPS research campaign focuses on prevention of foodborne illnesses and disease outbreaks in the produce industry. The goal is to... more »

House approves GMO labeling bill

Legislation on the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO) has passed through the U.S. House of Representatives and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bill would create a national... more »

NSAC welcomes final rule on food facility registration

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) has issued a statement welcoming the issuance of the FDA's final rule amending the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements for food facility registration. Read the statement below. The local and... more »

FSMA to update food facility registration

The FDA today finalized a rule as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to improve the accuracy of the food facility registration database. The Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities final... more »

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 »

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