Food Safety

Class Three of  Produce Safety Immersion Program announced by IFPA

International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) announced Jan. 26 the Class Three Fellows of the Produce Safety Immersion Program, sponsored by Calavo Growers/Renaissance Food Group at the gold level, and Ecolab as a silver sponsor. The... more »

Appointments, plans OK’d by Alliance for Food and Farming

At its recent meeting, the Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) appointed Kyla Oberman, Director of Marketing for California Giant Berry Farms, to serve as its new Secretary/Treasurer and Lauren M. Scott, Chief Strategy Officer for the International Fresh... more »

Pesticide levels nearly 100% below benchmark targets

The USDA published on Jan. 19 the 2020 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary. The summary shows that more than 99% of the samples tested had pesticide residues below benchmark levels established by the Environmental... more »

Event in Yuma, Arizona, to focus on food safety

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, the Center for Produce Safety and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture are hosting AgTechX Food Safety, a one-day event dedicated to innovations in food safety... more »

2022 Western Food Safety Conference announces lineup

The Western Food Safety Conference on May 4-5, 2022, will present an outstanding lineup of leaders, experts and innovators from the world of fresh produce safety, with a hybrid format to optimize networking and global... more »

Food safety support expanded by International Fresh Produce Association

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) announced Jan. 11 the addition of Gretchen Wall as director, food safety and quality, as well as the promotion of Emily Griep to vice president, regulatory compliance and global... more »

12 new research projects funded by Center for Produce Safety

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) ­has funded 12 new research projects, valued at just over $3.9 million, to help answer the industry's most urgent produce food safety questions. The topics included in the 12... more »

PrimusGFS now offered by California organic certifier, CCOF

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) supports the growth of organic by providing service-oriented organic certification, diverse educational offerings, and dedicated policy work. Founded in California more than 40 years ago, today CCOF's roots span the... more »

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