Food Safety

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 »

Food Safety Culture: A foundation for best practices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a growing interest in looking at a company’s culture of food safety whether it’s a farm, packing and distribution operation or fresh-cut fruit and vegetable processor. Officials from... more »

IFT analyzes low-cost traceability solutions

The Institute of Food Technologists has created a report based on the 90 submissions to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2021 Low- or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) report... more »

IFPA comments on EU packaging regulations

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) submitted public comments on the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on packaging and packaging waste. “We are fully committed to reducing, (with the long-term goal... more »

Ostara hires chief technology officer

Ostara, a leader in phosphate fertilizers and nutrient management, has hired Aaron Waltz as chief technology officer. Waltz has more than 20 years of experience in the agriculture industry and deep agronomic expertise. He began his... more »

Sustainable and safe: Ionized gas used for food safety

Start-up company NanoGuard Technologies is in the early phases of designing a technology that uses air and electricity to kill molds and pathogens on fruits, vegetables and other food, with a goal of replacing chemical... more »

AgroFresh adds four to leadership positions

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has made four key appointments to its senior leadership team. These new leaders will strengthen AgroFresh’s leadership and enhance its capabilities in global operations, manufacturing, information technology, digital solutions and human resources,... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

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