Food Safety

Resource roadmap helps Michigan farms pursue produce safety

Michigan State University Extension has released a new tool to help produce farmers navigate the various food safety resources available to them in Michigan. The Michigan Farm Food Safety Roadmap is a step-by-step guide to the various... more »

STK appoints marketing director, VP for HR

Bio-ag technology firm STK (Stockton) recently announced two major hires. Nilly Maik has joined the company as director of marketing. Prior to joining STK, she served as... more »

Michigan offers more FSMA-defined grower training

Day-long training courses addressing sound food safety and environmental practices satisfying the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule certification requirement will be offered 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 2018 Winter Program... more »

BRANDT opens new Illinois lab for growers

BRANDT has just completed the construction of a new 2,000 square foot formulations lab in its Pleasant Plains, Illinois production facility. The new lab will serve as a hub for new formulation development and testing,... more »

WSU welcomes new food safety specialist

Faith Critzer has joined the faculty of Washington State as the new Produce Safety Extension Specialist based in Prosser at the Irrigated Agriculture Extension and Research Center. Prior to... more »

APHIS amends treatment regs for new cold treatment facilities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its treatment regulations to standardize the process for approving new cold treatment facilities in southern and western U.S. States. “We are... more »

PMA’s Gorny tapped to fill new role at FDA

James Gorny, Vice President of Food Safety and Technology at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), is stepping down to serve as Senior Science Advisor for Produce Safety at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).... more »

BioSafe Systems updates SaniDate 15.0 label

Field-to-packing product provider BioSafe Systems' SaniDate 15.0 product received a critical label enhancement for the treatment of process water used in the packing of raw commodities, such as specialty fruits and vegetables. SaniDate 15.0’s  label... more »


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