Food Safety

Growers’ decision-making regarding food safety outlined

The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)  released a report in June titled "U.S. Produce Growers’ Decision-Making Under Evolving Food Safety Standards." What is the issue? U.S. produce growers have faced increased demand for implementing food... more »

United Fresh revises produce GAPs Harmonized Standard

United Fresh remains committed to strengthening produce safety GAP standards, announcing plans to refresh the current version of the Harmonized Standard, 10 years from its original inception. In its original charter, published in November 2009,... more »

The ‘Elvis of E. Coli,’ California Extension specialist Winter retires

He has been called the “Elvis of E. coli” and the “Sinatra of Salmonella,” and now Carl Winter, a University of California Cooperative Extension food toxicologist for 32 years, rocked and roll his way into retirement... more »

Western Growers launches food safety risk management program

During a Forbes AgTech Summit session on June 27 moderated by Frank Yiannas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Western Growers (WG) launched its new Supply Chain Risk... more »

Researchers study super-repellent surfaces for safer fruits, vegetables

Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, TEES, were recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study and develop super-repellent and... more »

Bob Whitaker to retire as chief science officer at PMA

Bob Whitaker will retire in January 2020 after 11 years of service as chief science and technology officer for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA). Whitaker is the first person... more »

Kroger recalls frozen blackberries for possible contamination

The Kroger Co. said June 10 it is recalling Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 oz), Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16 oz), and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 oz) manufactured by Townsend... more »

California produce growers to discuss food safety in Stockton, Holtville

Livestock operations and fresh produce growers in California are among the most highly regulated in the country, but confusion often exists about what each community does to keep our food safe. The California Good Agriculture... more »


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