Food Safety

Produce Safety Rule outlines compost use for produce

Compost can greatly contribute to overall plant and soil health, adding beneficial bacteria and fungi as well as providing organic material and available nutrients. From a food safety perspective, improperly prepared compost from animal manure,... more »

On-farm food safety efforts in New Jersey lauded

Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension (NJAES) county agricultural agents Wes Kline (Cumberland) and Meredith Melendez (Mercer) have been recognized for their work helping growers understand FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and... more »

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 »

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