Food Safety

United Fresh publishes updated Produce GAPs Harmonized Standard

While the produce industry is faced with daily evolving challenges associated with the COVID-19 crisis, United Fresh continues to support ongoing produce safety initiatives and announces the availability of an updated version of the Produce... more »

Some tips on continuing produce sales with COVID-19

Demand for fresh local produce and other farm products is on the increase. Currently, for growers that sell directly to the public, COVID-19 presents some challenges to meet that demand. Farmers' markets in Delaware are... more »

TOMRA group has food traceability technology solutions

End-to-end traceability in the food supply chain can do more than safeguard against potential disasters, particularly at the processing stage. Geoff Furniss, head of BBC Technologies within TOMRA, explains how. Every step of the food supply chain,... more »

Q&A lists FDA responses to coronavirus regarding food safety, workers

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the following resources available to industry members and consumers on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and food safety. For additional information, visit FDA's main page Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). March... more »

USDA extends audit certifications scheduled to expire on or before May 31, by 60 days

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is committed to delivering the timely services needed to support the movement of America’s food supply and will continue to take steps to meet challenges... more »

LSU AgCenter posters show safe produce handling for producers, consumers

Hand-washing, social distancing and avoiding touching any part of the face are among the most prescribed recommendations across the globe for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Another practice that has become an important part of... more »

Controversial ‘Dirty Dozen’ released by EWG amid coronavirus pandemic

The widely-disputed "Dirty Dozen" report from the Environmental Working Group was released March 25, amid the global coronavirus outbreak pandemic. Produce industry groups traditionally downplay the Environmental Working Group  (EWG) findings, citing what they say are... more »

COVID-19 and food safety: Common questions from fruit and vegetable growers

Novel coronavirus, the virus that causes the infectious disease COVID-19, is on every grower’s mind. Here are answers to common questions about how to approach hand-washing and sanitation on produce farms. Both large and small... more »


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