food safety

Bob Whitaker to retire as chief science officer at PMA

Bob Whitaker will retire in January 2020 after 11 years of service as chief science and technology officer for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA). Whitaker is the first person... more »

FDA planning tool to help businesses comply with FSMA

FDA is releasing a new software tool to help owners and operators of food facilities create a food safety plan specific to their facilities. The planning tool is intended to help businesses meet the requirements... more »

Workshop to help organic growers develop custom food safety manuals

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) next week will host a workshop for growers looking to create customized food safety manuals for their farms. The one-day, hands-on workshop will take place Tuesday, Aug.... more »

CFVGA members attend produce safety symposium in Denver

The Center for Produce Safety's (CPS) June 20-21 symposium brought cutting edge food safety researchers to Denver to talk about current research and its application to the produce industry as well as to hear from... more »

New food safety planning publication available

Produce wholesalers and distributors now have a new tool to develop food safety plans that comply with FDA regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The "How to Build a Food Safety Plan" publication... more »

Rice Fruit hires facility food safety manager

Rice Fruit Company welcomes Alexandra (Lex) Roberts as the newest addition to its staff. Roberts will work as facility food safety manager, a new position created to work in partnership with the Grower Relations and... more »

Cornell leading effort to train farmers on produce safety rules

Cornell is leading a national alliance aimed at improving the safety of fresh produce and helping fruit and vegetable growers meet new regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The act, signed by... more »

Train-the-Trainer courses being offered by Produce Safety Alliance

Train-the-Trainer courses by the Produce Safety Alliance are well underway for 2016, with courses in 2017 already scheduled. PSA's Train-the-Trainer courses are for produce safety educators and others who work with fruit and vegetable growers... more »

Food safety concerns have deep roots in ag production

People have been getting sick from eating food for as long as humans have been eating food. In the last few years, as the federal government has tightened safety regulations across the food supply chain... more »

FDA awards $21.8 million for produce safety rule implementation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded a total of $21.8 million to support 42 states to help implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule. The rule, which the FDA finalized... more »


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