food safety

IFPA offers sneak peek at Washington conference

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is gearing up for its annual Washington Conference, set to take place in the first week of June. The event promises to be focused on advocacy, networking and industry... more »

Center for Produce Safety research symposium presenters announced

The names of scientists who will be presenting at the Center for Produce Safety's 2024 CPS Research Symposium have been announced. The event is scheduled for June 18th-19th at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center... more »

Bill aims to increase Specialty Crop Block Grant funding

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Laphonza Butler (D-California) have introduced a bill to increase the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program authorization by $15 million. The Specialty Crops Security Act increases the authorization for... more »

FDA meeting focuses on data and tech for food safety

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking ideas on how the agency can leverage data and technology to advance food safety. The FDA is asking stakeholders to participate in an April 24 virtual and... more »

USDA webinar focuses on GAP updates

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service will a webinar on the updates to the USDA Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and GAP Plus+ audit standards. The webinar is at 1 p.m. April 5. Registration is online.... more »

USDA pesticide data report shows overwhelming compliance

The USDA has released its Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report focused on 2022 sampling results, which shows that more than 99% of all foods sampled had residues well below Environmental Protection Agency safety standards, if... more »

Neolithics uses AI to inspect fruit

Neolithics, an artificial intelligence (AI) agritech company, is launching Neolithics Light, an automated, portable produce inspection system. The non-destructive technology eliminates inspection waste, improves productivity and increases the volume of saleable product, according to a... more »

USDA reminds specialty crop growers about on-farm food safety expenses application deadline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds specialty crop growers that assistance is available for producers who incur eligible on-farm food safety program expenses to obtain or renew a food safety certification through the Food... more »

DeltaTrak, University of South Florida awarded patent

DeltaTrak and the University of South Florida have jointly received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an approach to monitoring and encoding the quality of perishable goods along the supply chain. In... more »

Grant helps organic growers with food safety hurdles

The University of Rhode Island and The Organic Center, along with co-investigators from three other universities, were recently awarded a $3.5 million USDA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) grant to help reduce food... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News May 2024 cover

Advancing research in biocontrols

Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Farm market pricing guide

Great Bear Vineyards’ organic journey

Organic Grower: Field Watch

A win for farmers

Business: Improve the odds

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower