Food Safety

Appeals court shuts down use of chlorpyrifos pesticide

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week ordered an EPA ban of the broad-spectrum pesticide chlorpyrifos. The ban will take away a tool that many growers are still using, and its manufacturer says... more »

AgroFresh debuts FreshCloud platform for monitoring quality

FreshCloud, a data-backed, insights-driven platform for monitoring produce quality through the supply chain, was recently launched by Philadelphia-based AgroFresh Solutions. AgroFresh’s insights and expertise add new technology to predict produce freshness, quality and optimal consumption timing.... more »

New Michigan food safety program manager named

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gordon Wenk recently announced the selection of James Padden as manager of the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Program in the Food and Dairy Division, effective... more »

PMA appoints Suslow as new vice president of food safety

Starting this fall, Trevor Suslow will become the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) vice president of food safety. Suslow joins PMA from the University of California-Davis, where as Extension research specialist he has been researching, advising... more »

USDA chooses 3M for E. coli, salmonella and listeria testing

3M Food Safety has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) for pathogen detection instruments and kits. The award makes the 3M Molecular Detection System... more »

Agriculture water testing methods updated by FDA

FDA has just updated the list of equivalent agricultural water testing methods. The new factsheet is attached, and also available online here. • The produce safety rule landing page, in the right-hand column https://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma/ucm334114.htm •... more »

FDA report outlines Produce Safety Partnership with Mexico

On June 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a progress report on the U.S. FDA – Mexico Produce Safety Partnership. The report shows how this collaboration is enhancing the safety of produce.... more »

Produce packaging showroom opened in Milwaukee

Paxiom Group has opened a showroom in the Milwaukee area showcasing its clients’ products. Paxiom is the global sales and service division for industry leading manufacturers WeighPack Systems, Eagle Packaging Machinery, SleekWrapper and CombiScale. It... more »


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