Food Safety

Industry leaders call to expand produce safety research

Calling out the need to expand research to answer produce-specific food safety questions, the Woodland, California-based Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has launched a new capital fundraising campaign to finance the center’s research program for... more »

Online produce safety workshops set for Arkansas specialty crop growers

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will offer online produce safety training workshops to educate fruit and vegetable producers about new rules for protecting the food supply. Two online workshops will be offered... more »

COVID-19 challenges addressed with Fusionware ‘no-touch’ system

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is the kind of “black swan” event that is disrupting countless aspects of business and life around the world, and the produce supply chain is not exempt. According to a news... more »

Research examines listeria tolerance to sanitizers

With little data on whether Listeria monocytogenes develops tolerance to commonly used sanitizers, debates continue on whether or how frequently processing facilities should rotate sanitizing agents. Xiangyu Deng, Ph.D., with the University of Georgia, said he hoped... more »

May 5-6 set for virtual Western Food Safety Summit

The Western Food Safety Summit at Hartnell College will go virtual on May 5-6, inviting attendees from across California and the entire country to view live presentations from industry-leading scientists, managers and executives. The two-day... more »

Advanced Good Agricultural Practices webinar series set in Maryland

The Maryland Food Safety Network, comprised of the University of Maryland, The Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Law Education Initiative will be hosting a series of Advanced Good Agricultural Practices virtual webinars geared... more »

$600K to improve food safety goes to Cornell startup

Halomine, a Cornell-based startup developing cutting-edge technologies for the sanitation of food processing equipment, has been awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), under Phase II of... more »

FDA links fall E. coli outbreak to leafy greens

The FDA and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in collaboration with state and local partners, have completed the investigation on two of three multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections in the U.S. this fall.... more »

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