Food Safety

Listeria risk prompts apple recall by Jack Brown Produce

Sparta, Michigan’s Jack Brown Produce has recalled Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious and Honeycrisp shipped under the Apple Ridge brand from Dec. 11 to Dec. 16, 2017. The company said in a released statement that the... more »

Produce safety sessions scheduled 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 »

Shoreline Fruit recalls select chocolate covered products

In cooperation with the GKI Foods recall of dark chocolate products due to an undeclared milk/dairy allergen, Traverse City, Michigan-based Shoreline Fruit is voluntarily recalling select Shoreline Fruit bulk and Cherry Bay Orchards branded dark... more »

Food safety planning helped by new Ohio report

A publication released today by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will help produce farmers understand what it means to develop a farm food safety plan and meet new federal food safety rules.... more »

Food safety policy boosted by NIFA biotechnology grants

The science of agriculture grows more complex every year. USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Oct. 19 support for projects to help bridge the gap between biotechnology innovations and the policies on... more »

Food safety education, training grant bids sought in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is seeking grant proposals for food safety education and training as part of the Food Safety Education Fund grant program. Grant proposals must be received by MDARD... more »

BAX system for microbiological testing used by PrimusLabs

Santa Maria, California-based PrimusLabs has transitioned to the BAX System for microbiological testing at all of its laboratories in the United States, as well as Mexicali, Baja California. Other laboratories in Mexico will transition to... more »

Cuts to food safety funding risk public health: Cornell dean

Editor's note: Following is an op-ed published Oct. 8 in the Albany, New York, Times-Union by Kathryn Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Boor argues that an increase federal... more »

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