Food Safety

Revised FSMA water rule open to constructive comments

With the release of the proposed produce safety water rule (Subpart E) under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has tried to address some major concerns with the... more »

California food safety scientists mark 30 years with USDA Pesticide Data Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) joins the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Agricultural Marketing Service Pesticide Data Program (PDP). CDFA’s Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC)... more »

Alabama Extension System receives food safety outreach grant of $300,000

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the Alabama Cooperative Extension System with a $300,000 food safety grant. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is the primary outreach and engagement organization for the... more »

Alabama Extension receives food safety grant

Food safety and processing issues can present big challenges to small farmers as they diversify their operations. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will help farmers address those challenges thanks to a grant from the USDA's National... more »

FDA seeks changes to FSMA to enhance safety of ag water used on produce

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule Dec. 2 that aims to enhance the safety of produce. It proposes to require farms to conduct comprehensive assessments that would help them identify and... more »

PMA’s Teplitski to chair USDA committee’s work on Cyclospora

The USDA recently announced membership changes to National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods that would focus on strengthening the nation’s food systems through improved production and processing. The National Advisory Committee on Microbiological... more »

Esteban picked as USDA food safety head

President Joe Biden announced Nov. 12 his intent to nominate Jose Emilio Esteban for Under Secretary for Food Safety at the USDA. According to a news release, Esteban is currently the chief scientist for the... more »

USA/Canada Labeling Guide, Second Edition, released

United Fresh Produce Association and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) have announced the release of the Second Edition of the USA/Canada Labeling Guide to support industry understanding of the differences and similarities for labeling... more »

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