Food Safety

Michigan State University researcher gets $9.8M to study low-moisture food safety

Low-moisture foods, like cereals and flour, dried fruit and nuts, have been recalled repeatedly in the last few years, posing health risks to consumers and economic threats to businesses. Bradley Marks, professor and chair of... more »

PMA launches the Essentials of Produce Safety, an online training program

The Produce Marketing Association has launched its eLearning certificate course Essentials of Produce Safety, an entirely online, affordable and in-depth program covering the key challenges and best practices in produce safety. The course is the... more »

Western Growers adds De Ann Davis as senior vice president, science

Western Growers has added De Ann Davis as senior vice president, science. Davis brings extensive expertise to the leadership team with more than 25 years of experience in the development and execution of technical global... more »

Court cancels dicamba-based crop protection agents, EPA, Corteva, BASF respond

On June 8, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a key order providing farmers with needed clarity following the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ June 3 vacatur of three dicamba registrations. The cancellation order outlines limited and... more »

VSU agricultural researchers awarded more than $1M in grants

Researchers at Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station (VSU-ARS) were recently awarded $1.4 million in capacity building grants (CBG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Chyer Kim, Food Scientist at VSU-ARS, was awarded $499,644... more »

Procurant expands operations to launch produce traceability solution

Procurant, a Silicon Valley technology company transforming the global food supply chain, announced the creation of a new customer innovation center and the release of Procurant Trace, a mobile, cloud-based service that enables accurate product... more »

FDA: Pandemic highlights need for ‘New Era of Smarter Food Safety’

In March, we were a few days away from announcing the release of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint when the FDA’s focus turned to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our plans for the New... more »

PMA launches Essentials of Produce Safety, an online training program

The Produce Marketing Association has launched its eLearning certificate course Essentials of Produce Safety, an entirely online, affordable and in-depth program covering the key challenges and best practices in produce safety. The course is the... more »

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