Food Safety

Western Growers launches leafy green food safety website

Answering the nation’s call for enhanced food safety measures, Western Growers has developed a website to facilitate changes to the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement-approved Leafy Green Food Safety Guidelines. The interactive website now easily allows... more »

Continuing produce sales with COVID-19

Demand for fresh local produce and other farm products is on the increase. Currently, for growers that sell directly to the public, COVID-19 presents some challenges to meet that demand. Farmers' markets in Delaware are... more »

Traceability helps food producers, processors improve profitability

End-to-end traceability in the food supply chain can do more than safeguard against potential disasters, particularly at the processing stage. Geoff Furniss, head of BBC Technologies within TOMRA, explains how. Every step of the food supply chain,... more »

FDA Q&A regarding food safety and the coronavirus disease

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the following resources are available to industry members and consumers on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and food safety. For additional information, visit FDA's main page Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).... more »

AMS is extending the expiration date of USDA audit certifications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is committed to delivering the timely services needed to support the movement of America’s food supply and will continue to take steps to meet challenges... more »

Posters aid consumers, producers and sellers in minimizing COVID-19 risks

Hand-washing, social distancing and avoiding touching any part of the face are among the most prescribed recommendations across the globe for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Another practice that has become an important part of... more »

Amid coronavirus outbreak, EWG releases disputed ‘Dirty Dozen’

The widely-disputed "Dirty Dozen" report from the Environmental Working Group was released March 25, amid the global coronavirus outbreak pandemic. Produce industry groups traditionally downplay the Environmental Working Group  (EWG) findings, citing what they say are... more »

Hand-washing, sanitation on produce farms during virus outbreak

Novel coronavirus, the virus that causes the infectious disease COVID-19, is on every grower’s mind. Here are answers to common questions about how to approach hand-washing and sanitation on produce farms. Both large and small... more »


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