Food Safety

United Fresh adds Emily Griep to food safety team

Emily Griep has joined the staff of United Fresh as Manager, Food Safety, reporting to their Vice President of Food Safety & Technology, Dr. Jennifer McEntire. Griep recently received... more »

Jackie Wiggins to keynote Global Cold Chain Conference

Jackie Caplan Wiggins, Vice President and COO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce, will deliver the keynote at the Global Cold Chain Conference, Monday, June 25 in Chicago.... more »

Food safety link forged by HarvestMark, iFoodDecisionSciences

HarvestMark, a division of Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), and iFoodDecisionSciences, Inc. (iFood) are partnering to deliver an integrated supply chain solution for food safety, traceability and quality management. As part of the collaboration, HarvestMark and iFood... more »

FDA and USDA food safety alignment applauded by United Fresh

Plans to align the USDA Harmonized GAP audit with the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule were recently applauded by produce industry group United Fresh. The alignment provides growers with confidence that the market access audit is... more »

USDA, FDA streamline produce safety requirements for growers

As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing effort to make the oversight of food safety stronger and more efficient, USDA and FDA today announced the alignment... more »

Why you should worry about clean breaks and lot sizes

When harvesting produce, it is important that all food contact surfaces are clean and sanitary, especially if that produce may be eaten raw. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule includes requirements for... more »

Staff, headquarters growing at Hazel Technologies

Hazel Technologies is expanding its headquarters in Chicago in order to accommodate a growing staff. The USDA-supported company helps growers, packers, and shippers of produce extend the shelf-life of their fruits... more »

Perdue appoints new members to committee on food microbiology

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed 18 new members and 12 returning members to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). “The committee members represent a diverse group from academia,... more »


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