Food Safety

Appointments made to fill USDA food safety leadership posts

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made two key appointments Aug. 1 to help fulfill the USDA mission to ensure the safety of the nation’s food supply. Perdue announced that Carmen Rottenberg was selected as... more »

Funding goes to states for FSMA produce safety Implementation

The FDA is awarding $30.9 million in funding July 19 to support 43 states in their continued efforts to help implement the produce safety rule. This is the largest allocation of funds to date, made... more »

Pair of HACCP courses to be hosted at UC Davis

Two courses that present basic and advanced information on hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) will be held at the University of California, Davis. The basic HACCP class is scheduled for Oct. 16-18. Learn... more »

CFVGA members attend produce safety symposium in Denver

The Center for Produce Safety's (CPS) June 20-21 symposium brought cutting edge food safety researchers to Denver to talk about current research and its application to the produce industry as well as to hear from... more »

Food safety training programs accommodate plain sect needs

Technology has changed the way we communicate and learn. Computers, video conferencing and online courses are just a few of the tools educators commonly use to impart knowledge. But what if you normally use technology... more »

New regulatory inspection guide brings resources to ag operators

Do you know your rights and responsibilities when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows up to conduct a regulatory inspection at your food facility or farm? New resources – including a June 8 webinar... more »

Personnel added to Produce Safety Network, part of FSMA

When the Produce Safety Rule became final in November 2015 as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA began the process of building the Produce Safety Network (PSN) to support the efforts... more »

Disaster assistance available for storms, floods

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses that were affected by the recent severe storms and flooding that USDA has several programs that provide assistance before, during and after disasters. ... more »

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