Food Safety

Bill to protect domestic food supply, ag industry signed into law

President Donald Trump has signed into law U.S. Senator Gary Peters', D-Mich., Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, bipartisan legislation to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors who protect the... more »

Agencies continue investigation of hepatitis A link in blackberries

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,... more »

Bill passed to beef up borders’ agriculture inspector staff

New legislation sent to the president would beef-up agriculture inspectors across the country. The Protecting America’s Food & Agriculture Act is on President Donald Trump’s desk after being passed by the U.S. House Feb. 10.... more »

Portable device for on-site E. coli tests created

Foodborne illness hits about one-in-six people in the United States every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million people in the U.S. get sick due to one or more of 31 recognized... more »

FDA: Outbreaks show value of implementing produce safety standards

Fresh produce plays an important part of an overall healthy diet. While millions of servings of fresh produce are consumed safely every day, recent outbreaks of foodborne illness have once again placed produce safety in... more »

United Fresh names inaugural class of Produce Safety Immersion Program

United Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce the Class One Fellows of the inaugural Produce Safety Immersion Program, sponsored by Renaissance Food Group at the gold level, and Ecolab as a silver sponsor. The... more »

USDA: Over 99 percent of samples well below EPA residue tolerances in 2018

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) initiated the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) in 1991 to collect data on pesticide residues in food, and the program now has an important role in the implementation of the... more »

Produce Marketing Association names new chief science officer

Produce Marketing Association announced Max Teplitski has accepted the role of Chief Science Officer for the association. Teplitski will lead PMA’s science, technology, supply chain and sustainability efforts when he joins the organization in January... more »

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