Food Safety

Ag Technology Summit to include PMA’s Whitaker on food safety

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Chief Science and Technology Officer, Bob Whitaker, Ph.D. will present the morning keynote at the Salinas Valley Ag Technology Summit at Hartnell College in Salinas, California, on March 27. Whitaker’s keynote... more »

‘Dirty Dozen’ list release met with protests from produce industry

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is calling the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list, released March 20, both “inaccurate” and “harmful” to Americans. The report, issued annually, offers consumers an extremely biased view of various... more »

Partnership set between Pure Bioscience, SmartWash Solutions

Pure Bioscience Inc. (OTCQB: PURE), creator of the patented non-toxic silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial and SmartWash Solutions have partnered  for an antimicrobial pre-treatment on cut produce named SmartWash Boost.  SmartWash Boost Lethality = 99.8 percent... more »

FDA publishes final rule extending compliance dates for ag water

USDA issued a rule March 15 to finalize the new compliance dates for the agricultural water requirements in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Larger farms are now required to comply... more »

Romaine Task Force issues labeling advisory update

The California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has shared an update from the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California: A work group within the Romaine Task Force has updated the voluntary packaging labeling guidance for romaine lettuce.... more »

Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers offers food safety training

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) has partnered with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union to provide Produce Safety Alliance courses that satisfy the Food Safety Modernization... more »

Several organizations part of Harmonized Standard Audit

United Fresh Produce Association said March 7 that the Harmonized Standard Audit is now available from the following auditing organizations: Americert International Ceres Certifications, International (CCI) Equicert GLOBALG.A.P. Lighthouse Food Safety & Quality NSF Perry... more »

The FSMA Produce Safety Rule: An inspection preview

Food safety inspections on produce farms are beginning this month, but there are still questions as to what the first round of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule inspections will look like. The fact that... more »


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