Food Safety

National Organic Program posts fraudulent organic certificates

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service National Organic Program (NOP) is alerting the organic trade about the presence of fraudulent organic certificates. Fraudulent organic certificates listing the following businesses are in use and have been reported... more »

USDA to update GAP Harmonized Food Safety Standards

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is updating the Produce Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Harmonized Food Safety Standards for field operations, harvesting and post-harvest operations. The changes will align the USDA food safety audit checklists... more »

United Fresh releases recall resource guide

The United Fresh Produce Association has published the Recall Resource Guide to help the produce industry prepare for potential recall events as part of the association’s Recall Ready suite of services. The new resource provides... more »

New food safety planning publication available

Produce wholesalers and distributors now have a new tool to develop food safety plans that comply with FDA regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The "How to Build a Food Safety Plan" publication... more »

CIFT seminar to focus on handling, storing food

Educating food businesses on the countless number of food-borne illnesses and product recalls that could be avoided through proper handling, processing and storage of food will be the featured topic at a seminar hosted by... more »

Rice Fruit hires facility food safety manager

Rice Fruit Company welcomes Alexandra (Lex) Roberts as the newest addition to its staff. Roberts will work as facility food safety manager, a new position created to work in partnership with the Grower Relations and... more »

New NAPAR website focuses on food safety

The National Association of Perishable Agricultural Receivers (NAPAR) has created a new website, www.napar.org, focused on food safety. The website focuses on helping wholesalers-receivers deal with food safety issues, especially complying with the rules implementing the... more »

Registration open for apple grower Produce Safety Rule training

Produce Safety Alliance training courses specifically for apple growers will be offered on March 20 and 21, 2017 at English Hills, 1200 Four Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. Each date is a standalone meeting,... more »

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