Food Safety

SAVRpak extends shelf life of berries, grapes during trials

SAVRpak has released a new moisture-control technology that extends the shelf life of fresh produce by up to three times, trials have shown. The Drop-In technology is a chemical-free, biodegradable pouch that is placed in... more »

GLOBALG.A.P. introduces updated version

GLOBALG.A.P. North America Inc. is releasing a new version and scheduling webinars to discuss the updated product range. The revised Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard Version 6 and the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice... more »

Microbiologists receive grant to study biofilms guarding Listeria

Microbiologists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have received a $605,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study how microbial biofilms protect Listeria monocytogenes, the bacterium that causes the deadly foodborne illness... more »

Project seeks bio-based coatings to reduce cross-contamination

Nitin Nitin, with the University of California, Davis, doesn’t want to reinvent the wheel when it comes to ways to minimize potential pathogen cross-contamination with produce. NItin is leading research into food-grade bio-based coatings charged... more »

EPA issues final rule on chlorpyrifos ban

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Feb. 25 it was taking the next step to discontinue use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on food by denying objections to EPA’s rule revoking all chlorpyrifos tolerances. "Today’s... more »

Project taps AI to validate Cyclospora inactivation methods

Scott Lenaghan, Ph.D. with the University of Tennessee, is enlisting artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed detection of Cyclospora cayetanensis’ infectious life stage. “Right now, the only way to know whether it’s viable is... more »

MDARD, NASDA webinar set on proposed changes to ag water rule

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) will host a North Central Region webinar to discuss the recently released U.S. Food and Drug... more »

Western Growers’ Food Safety Cohort to develop prevention, diagnostic tech

As part of the inaugural AgTechX Food Safety event hosted by the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), the Center for Produce Safety and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, WG... more »

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