Food Safety

EFI integrated into Highland Ag platform

Highland Ag Solutions has integrated the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) into the Highland Hub, an ag business platform. Highland Hub users pursuing EFI certification can use the system to track departments across farming operations are... more »

Resource on Strengthening Organic Enforcement available

Consumer confidence in the USDA organic seal has fueled industry growth and market expansion, according to the agency’s National Organic Program (NOP), which is tasked with ensuring rules protect the organic market as it grows.... more »

Postharvest research at UGA focuses on reducing waste

While the dilemma of how to feed a rapidly increasing population has focused primarily on how to increase yields through growing practices or improving the plant itself, a growing field of research focuses on reducing... more »

EFI honored for videos highlighting farmworker stories

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) has recently received recognition for video presentations that shine the light on the plight of U.S. farmworkers. EFI, the farmworker rights organization, won two Telly Awards for a series of videos... more »

Washington IFPA advocacy conference registration opens up

Registration for the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Washington advocacy conference has started. Hundreds of leaders from every segment of the produce and floral industry are expected to convene at the nation’s capitol to advocate... more »

FDA restructuring includes food safety regulatory arm

The Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing reorganization of its Human Food Program now includes a restructuring of the Office of Regulatory Affairs which could include a new name. Compliance functions currently managed within the Office... more »

Automated test developed for detecting diarrheal pathogens in berries

A test that speeds detection of a human diarrheal disease than causes illnesses and outbreaks in fresh produce including berries, leafy greens and herbs has been developed. Since 2018, more than 8,000 cases of cyclosporiasis... more »

GFVGA comments on FDA salmonella report, recommendations

A recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report on a summer 2022 outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to cantaloupe illustrates the agency’s disconnect with its food safety mission, according to the Georgia Fruit and... more »

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