Food Safety

Arizona leafy green growers implement comprehensive water metrics

As the 2019-2020 growing season commences, the most comprehensive and exhaustive water metric guidelines are being implemented by leafy green growers in Arizona. The goal: to deliver the safest produce for consumers to enjoy with... more »

Food safety education, training grant proposals sought in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is seeking grant proposals for food safety education and training as part of the Food Safety Education Fund grant program. The grant cycle for 2020 will... more »

Agencies to receive help implementing Produce Safety Rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Sept. 9 the award of a cooperative agreement with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) to provide critical information and resources to help state... more »

Leaders selected for CEA Food Safety Coalition

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leading controlled environment leafy greens producers, recently completed the formation of its governance structure and is taking steps to accept new members. Controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”) is agricultural... more »

Georgia group, United Fresh team up for crisis communication webinars

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is collaborating with the United Fresh Produce Association’s Recall Ready Team to provide a five-webinar series on Crisis Communications for the produce industry. These 15-20 minute webinars will be available... more »

Animal-based soil amendments face FSMA compliance

Biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAO), such as manure, compost, emulsions and meals are used on produce farms to increase soil organic matter, to improve fertility and deliver other benefits to crop productivity and... more »

Georgia’s produce kept safe with UGA Extension training

Over the past decade, Americans have fallen in love with locally grown produce, but just because something is grown nearby doesn’t automatically make it safe. Small and beginning farmers, who put a lot of their... more »

Report outlines growers’ decision-making regarding food safety

The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)  released a report in June titled "U.S. Produce Growers’ Decision-Making Under Evolving Food Safety Standards." What is the issue? U.S. produce growers have faced increased demand for implementing food... more »


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