Food Safety

PathogenDx, USDA collaborate on rapid detection of foodborne pathogens

PathogenDx Inc., an Arizona based technology company which has developed a multiplexed microarray DNA-based pathogen testing platform, announced Sept. 10 that it will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to study... more »

FDA’s ‘Smarter Era’ Blueprint: A New Culture of Food Safety

When the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its “Era of Smarter Food Safety” blueprint, among the core elements was a new culture of food safety.  FDA defined this element as “a focus... more »

How do you know if your farm water sources are at risk? Inspect your system

How do you know if your water sources are low risk? An annual water system inspection is the way to go. Whether the farm uses groundwater or surface water, evaluating the extent of control involves... more »

ALDI recalls peaches from Wawona Packing due to possible salmonella

As a precautionary measure, ALDI is voluntarily recalling assorted peaches received from its supplier, Wawona Packing Co., due to possible salmonella contamination. According to a company release shared by FDA, ALDI has removed the affected peaches... more »

‘Farming and Produce Safety in the COVID-19 Era’ webinar now available

The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) recently hosted a webinar for registered dietitians and nutrition communicators, “Farming and Produce Safety in the COVID-19 Era.”  The webinar featured scientists and farmers discussing a wide-range of... more »

Project taps plasma technology to disinfect wash water

A Drexel University research team is working to harness technology similar to that used in plasma televisions and fluorescent lights to develop an effective, non-chemical, low-cost wash water disinfection system. Cold plasma is created when... more »

EPA approves pathogen treatment protocol for ag water

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced July 30 a new protocol for the development and registration of antimicrobial treatments for preharvest agricultural water, such as the water used in farm irrigation systems. The protocol... more »

United Fresh promotes McEntire to senior vice president food safety & technology

United Fresh Produce Association announced July 23 the promotion of Jennifer McEntire to the position of senior vice president, food safety and technology. McEntire joined the association four years ago, bringing her extensive background in... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

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