Food Safety

WSU welcomes new food safety specialist

Faith Critzer has joined the faculty of Washington State as the new Produce Safety Extension Specialist based in Prosser at the Irrigated Agriculture Extension and Research Center. Prior to... more »

APHIS amends treatment regs for new cold treatment facilities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its treatment regulations to standardize the process for approving new cold treatment facilities in southern and western U.S. States. “We are... more »

PMA’s Gorny tapped to fill new role at FDA

James Gorny, Vice President of Food Safety and Technology at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), is stepping down to serve as Senior Science Advisor for Produce Safety at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).... more »

BioSafe Systems updates SaniDate 15.0 label

Field-to-packing product provider BioSafe Systems' SaniDate 15.0 product received a critical label enhancement for the treatment of process water used in the packing of raw commodities, such as specialty fruits and vegetables. SaniDate 15.0’s  label... more »

Colorado sets bilingual Produce Safety Rule training

The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA), Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, and the Colorado Department of Agriculture will host an all-day Produce Safety Rule training, Jan. 25 at the at the Weld County Extension... more »

FSMA kicks in Jan. 26 for large growers

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2011. After seven years and several... more »

Produce Safety Rule training provided by Purdue Extension

During 2018, the Purdue Extension produce safety training team will provide training for growers, packers, processors and sellers of fresh produce. Training sessions will be held at seven locations throughout Indiana in 2018 to help companies and... more »

Meijer voluntarily recalls some products containing apples

As a result of the Fresh-Pak Inc. recall, Meijer is announcing a voluntary recall of select Meijer brand packaged products due to sliced apples within the products being potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, there... more »

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