Food Safety

Produce farms provided COVID-19 disinfecting guidelines

New FDA food safety guidelines require local farmers to review and adapt their current food safety practices. "There has never been a more important time to review food contact surfaces and high touch surface cleaning, sanitization,... more »

Memorandum eyes interruptions at facilities, including fruit, veg processing

The following statement is attributed to Mindy Brashears, Ph.D., USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety, and Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response. "As the COVID-19 pandemic response continues, the U.S. Department... more »

Worker health protected by Colorado growers

Colorado fruit and vegetable growers are working hard to protect the health of the men and women who work to cultivate, harvest and pack fresh fruits and vegetables. At Petrocco Farms in Brighton, workers are... more »

COVID-19 guidelines for agricultural operations offered by University of Georgia

Farmers and food processors take routine steps to reduce the likelihood of foodborne pathogens, like salmonella and E. coli, contacting the food and causing illness. The procedures that the food industry takes on a daily... more »

Trimble’s HarvestMark business acquired by iFoodDecisionSciences

Trimble announced May 6 that iFoodDecisionSciences Inc. has acquired Trimble’s HarvestMark business, a provider of food traceability and quality inspection solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.  iFoodDecisionSciences Inc. (iFoodDS), a provider of food safety and... more »

Food safety posters for Washington state tree fruit industry available

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association has developed posters for tree fruit orchards and packinghouses, designed to enhance food safety training efforts. These posters were produced with WSDA Produce Safety Program Grant funding.strategies for optimizing... more »

Registration open for 2020 CPS Research Symposium Webinar Series

The 2020 Center for Produce Safety Research Symposium will now be taking place on-line in a series of 5 weekly webinars beginning June 23, 2020.   Due to the generosity of our sponsors, registration for the... more »

Produce grower training offered through eCornell

Food safety is critically important throughout the supply chain, but it begins with the grower. Farms have many microbial risks, and in order to protect the fruits and vegetables grown and packaged on a farm,... more »

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