Food Safety

COVID-19 agriculture regulations present challenges to Washington growers

Washington State University Extension faculty and staff are working to provide training and resources to Washington’s agriculture industry as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Washington state. “COVID-19 is affecting the food supply chain,” said... more »

FDA: Prioritized domestic inspections will be pre-announced to businesses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the following statement on July 10. "FDA has been thoughtfully and deliberately determining the safest and most appropriate time to resume prioritized domestic inspections of FDA-regulated facilities and... more »

Del./Md./Va. researchers increase farmers’ market capacity and safety

Ensuring produce sold at Delmarva farmers' markets is safe and preparing local farmers to comply with a federal Food Safety Modernization Act in 2021 are twin objectives of a nearly half-million dollar U.S. Department of... more »

Blockchain in food traceability continues to evolve

Blockchain was quite a buzz word in recent years as cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, began to draw attention from the masses. The hype around cryptocurrency and whether it was about to take off as the new... more »

IFoodDecisionSciences appoints new CEO, Wetherington as executive chair of the board

iFoodDecisionSciences (iFoodDS) has appointed Diane Wetherington as executive chair of the board and hired Scott Mathews as its new CEO. “These appointments, together with the recent acquisition of HarvestMark, represent milestones in the growth of... more »

Ganjyal directs food safety efforts as WSU School of Food Science interim director

As interim director of the School of Food Science, Girish Ganjyal leads Washington State University education, research, and outreach in food safety, dairy science, and healthier, more valuable products. An associate professor and Extension food... more »

PTI announces significant improvements to traceability guidance

The Produce Traceability Initiative, consisting of CPMA, GS1 US, PMA, and United Fresh, and its many volunteer industry members, has released four new or improved tools to support traceability implementation: Canada/U.S. Harmonized Case Label Template... more »

Michigan begin inspections of farms with more than $250,000 in gross annual sales

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development began produce safety inspections on farms grossing over $250,000 in total annual food sales on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Inspections of farms grossing over $500,000 in annual... more »

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