Food Safety

Apple Residue Report released by Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate pesticide residue data for commonly used insecticides and fungicides to help Washington growers make more informed choices... more »

EFI hires Karla Cook as certification manager

On its continued path of growth, Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, has hired Karla Cook as certification manager. Cook brings extensive... more »

United Fresh Produce Association opens Class Two of produce safety program

United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting applications for Class Two of the Produce Safety Immersion Program. To further support the career development of produce safety professionals, they also are launching two new programs: a... more »

CPS funds 14 new research projects to answer urgent produce safety questions

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) ­has funded 14 new research projects, valued at just over $3.3 million, to help answer the industry's most urgent produce food safety questions. The 14 funded projects address pressing... more »

FDA and Mexican counterparts enhance food safety partnership

During an Oct. 5 virtual ceremony , the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary RisksExternal Link Disclaimer (COFEPRIS) and the National Service of... more »

FDA announces key FSMA rule ‘to advance traceability of foods’

In a new release issued Sept. 21, Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response – Food and Drug Administration, issued the following statement: "Today, I am excited to announce an important, critical step... more »

Stemilt hits milestone with first Equitable Food Initiative certification

Stemilt has taken another step to fulfil its mission to “cultivate people and delight consumers” by achieving Equitable Food Initiative certification at its impressive Quincy, Washington, orchard operation that grows apples and cherries. Stemilt completed... more »

Food safety help may be on the way for specialty crop operators

Outbreaks of foodborne diseases threaten the daily lives of millions of Americans, resulting in recalls and sometimes loss of life. Providing an integrated food safety system for fresh fruits and vegetables that protects the food... more »

Current Issue

FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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