Food Safety

Tests show low or no pesticide levels in most California produce

Tests on produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) indicate the vast majority of fruits and vegetables available for sale in California meet stringent pesticide safety standards. During its 2015 survey, DPR... more »

Ensure the right grower training for FSMA compliance

On farms looking to be Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliant under the Produce Safety Rule, provision 112.22(c), “One supervisor or responsible party for each farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least... more »

FSMA Preventive Controls guidance issued for small businesses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued small entity compliance guidances under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to assist small and very small businesses with the implementation of the Preventive Controls for... more »

Cornell leading effort to train farmers on produce safety rules

Cornell is leading a national alliance aimed at improving the safety of fresh produce and helping fruit and vegetable growers meet new regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The act, signed by... more »

Train-the-Trainer courses being offered by Produce Safety Alliance

Train-the-Trainer courses by the Produce Safety Alliance are well underway for 2016, with courses in 2017 already scheduled. PSA's Train-the-Trainer courses are for produce safety educators and others who work with fruit and vegetable growers... more »

FDA updates Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards

The FDA has issued revised food safety standards for state regulatory programs that oversee food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods. These regulatory program standards, known as the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards... more »

California to receive $11.7M in FSMA funding

The California Department of Food and Agriculture was recently awarded $11.7 million for state-level implementation of the Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This follows the recent Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)... more »

Food safety concerns have deep roots in ag production

People have been getting sick from eating food for as long as humans have been eating food. In the last few years, as the federal government has tightened safety regulations across the food supply chain... more »

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