Food Safety

New food safety publication available

Produce wholesalers and distributors now have a new tool to develop food safety plans that comply with FDA regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The "How to Build a Food Safety Plan" publication... more »

CIFT to host seminar on handling, storing food

Educating food businesses on the countless number of food-borne illnesses and product recalls that could be avoided through proper handling, processing and storage of food will be the featured topic at a seminar hosted by... more »

NAPAR develops website focused on food safety

The National Association of Perishable Agricultural Receivers (NAPAR) has created a new website, www.napar.org, focused on food safety. The website focuses on helping wholesalers-receivers deal with food safety issues, especially complying with the rules implementing the... more »

OSU specialist eyes produce safety from greenhouse to table

Even in the dead of winter, consumers can enjoy fresh tomatoes, peppers and other produce, often thanks to the bounty from greenhouses scattered across the continent. Sanja Ilic is trying to make sure those vegetables... more »

Ag industry will watch Trump closely

As Donald Trump takes the reins as president of the United States, the agriculture community is looking for clues on how his policies could impact the industry. Vegetable Growers News asked several industry representatives to consider... more »

FDA issues draft guidance for sprout operations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance to assist sprout operations subject to the Produce Safety Rule (80 FR 74353), and primarily focuses on assisting such operations in complying with the... more »

UGA to host PSA Grower Training course

The University of Georgia Food Science Extension Outreach Program, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA), and the Produce Safety Alliance are sponsoring a two-day, produce-specific PSA training program, designed to teach produce safety... more »

HACCP workshop scheduled for Florida packers

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will host a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) workshop in Immokalee, Florida. The two-day workshop, Feb. 22-23, will be hosted at the UF/IFAS Southwest... more »

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