Food Safety

Buyer, seller, grower groups join forces to fund CPS produce safety research

Investing in the food safety of fresh produce comes down to pride, potential, partnership and priorities, say the latest major contributors to Center for Produce Safety’s research program. Contributing $250,000 each to Center for Produce... more »

Training for farmers and growers on Produce Safety Rule set for Georgia

Tift County (Georgia) Extension will host the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s training for farmers and growers on the produce safety rule. The meeting will be Aug. 12 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost for the... more »

West Michigan facility built for produce growers’ value-added products, food processing

The community college in the Michigan town of Muskegon is hedged about with fruit and vegetable farm operations. Blueberry farms and apple orchards dot the countryside, with major production areas in Sparta (apples) and South... more »

FDA shows findings following summer 2020 outbreak linked to peaches

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in peaches. The FDA and multiple state and federal partners investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections... more »

United Fresh Produce Association supports produce safety pipeline

The United Fresh Produce Association announced June 2 its continued commitment to the future of produce safety professionals with the addition of two part time summer interns and complimentary registration to the produce safety track... more »

Produce Safety Alliance adds Midwest Regional Extension Associate

Laurie George joined the Produce Safety Alliance May 17 as the Midwest Regional Extension Associate. George received her Master of Science degree and Ph.D. in Plant, Soils and Agricultural... more »

Inspection and audit rates remain unchanged, USDA says

USDA Specialty Crops Program fees for inspection and audit services will remain at current rates as of Oct. 1, 2021. A notice on the unchanged rates was published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2021.... more »

Dole gives $750K to Center for Produce Safety, citing stakes, gains

Dole Food Co. Vice President Food Safety and Quality Natalie Dyenson is frank about the two-sided coin that motivated her company to contribute $750,000 to Center for Produce Safety’s new capital fundraising campaign: much is... more »

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