Food Safety

Western Food Safety Conference extends registration to May 3

With an online program and strong industry participation, the Western Food Safety Conference on May 5-6 has extended its registration opportunity to May 3. The two-day event will feature live presentations from industry-leading scientists, managers... more »

GLOBALG.A.P. is third-party certifier for Walmart pollinator health commitments

Over the past year, The Sustainability Consortium has hosted a working group to harmonize criteria for Responsible Pest Management (RPM) best practices in agriculture. This work resulted in the development of the RPM Framework and User... more »

Auditing operations services now offering FDA third-party certifications

Primus Auditing Ops has announced that its affiliate company, Auditing Operations Services, is now accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to certify foreign suppliers of food into the United States under the FDA’s... more »

Fruit and vegetables supply chain by data standardization addressed

The International Federation for Produce Standards, representing produce associations from around the globe, wants to improve the supply chain efficiency of the fresh produce industry through developing, implementing and managing harmonized international data standards. "Sustainability... more »

Project seeks science-based interventions to persistent listeria strains

Martin Wiedmann likes to compare produce facilities’ attempts to identify and manage resident strains of the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes, as “seek and destroy” missions. Over the years, the produce industry has significantly improved its ability... more »

Western Growers has added Afreen Malik as science programs director

Western Growers has added Afreen Malik as science programs director. Malik brings over two decades of experience in the management of food safety, quality assurance and sustainability programs at... more »

Latest USDA appointments include Sandra Eskin in food safety position

The USDA is continuing to fill other key staff appointments within the department. Sandra Eskin has been named Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety after serving as Project Director for Food Safety at The Pew... more »

Produce safety is a ‘top-level threat,’ leading CPS donors state

Two of the fresh produce industry’s leading organizations are each donating $1 million to the Center for Produce Safety to continue that group’s work to fund science, find solutions and fuel change in fresh produce... more »

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