Food Safety

Food safety policy boosted by NIFA biotechnology grants

The science of agriculture grows more complex every year. USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Oct. 19 support for projects to help bridge the gap between biotechnology innovations and the policies on... more »

Food safety education, training grant bids sought in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is seeking grant proposals for food safety education and training as part of the Food Safety Education Fund grant program. Grant proposals must be received by MDARD... more »

BAX system for microbiological testing used by PrimusLabs

Santa Maria, California-based PrimusLabs has transitioned to the BAX System for microbiological testing at all of its laboratories in the United States, as well as Mexicali, Baja California. Other laboratories in Mexico will transition to... more »

Cuts to food safety funding risk public health: Cornell dean

Editor's note: Following is an op-ed published Oct. 8 in the Albany, New York, Times-Union by Kathryn Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Boor argues that an increase federal... more »

Colorado growers get resources regarding FSMA

Colorado produce growers can benefit from a grant the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Department has partnered with Colorado State University (CSU) Extension to offer... more »

Food safety topics on Colorado workshop agenda

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) has assembled a team of experts to help growers prepare for a variety of food safety occurrences just in case the unthinkable happens. A Recall Readiness and... more »

FDA offers free training for Sanitary Transportation Rule

The FDA has announced a set of free online training tools for ground-based food transporters. These new training modules are intended to help carriers meet the requirements of the FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal... more »

Colorado growers gain access to food safety information

Colorado produce growers can benefit from a grant the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) received from FDA. The department has partnered with Colorado State University (CSU) Extension to offer a variety of resources to help... more »

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