Food Safety

Scientists study lettuce that resists E. coli

Researchers at the University of California-Davis are working to identify strains of lettuce that can resist bacteria like E. coli. The research, led by Maeli Melotto, associate professor in the UC-Davis College of Agricultural and... more »

IFPA mourns past PMA chair Peter Goulet

The International Fresh Produce Association is mourning the passing of Peter Goulet, a past chair of the Produce Marketing Association, an IFPA predecessor. Goulet, 64, of Saco, Maine, died March 24, surrounded by his family.... more »

IFPA names Produce Safety Immersion Program members

With providing food safety expertise and business solutions as one of its strategic commitments, the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) recently welcomed the fourth cohort to its Produce Safety Immersion Program. Sponsored by Calavo Growers... more »

DirectFresh service enables same-day perishable shipping

WARP, a tech-powered freight network specializing in middle-mile solutions, has launched DirectFresh, a service enabling perishable shippers with same-day and next-day direct store delivery. The service offers shippers an end-to-end solution for their fresh freight... more »

Rodenticide group seeks to minimize EPA restrictions

Almost 2,200 comments and documents have been submitted in response to an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would limit the use of rodenticides, and who can apply them in orchards and other agricultural areas. A... more »

IFPA food safety leader plans to leave association

Jennifer McEntire, the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) chief food safety and regulatory officer, is leaving the association. McEntire plans to “step away” from her role with the association on May 5, according to an... more »

GFSI conference addresses ‘turbulent times’

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), part of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), has scheduled its 22nd annual conference, “Delivering Food in Turbulent Times: The Need for Agility & Resilience” from April 24-27 in Atlanta.... more »

New consultancy provides traceability expertise

Traceability and food safety solutions provider iFoodDS has launched New Era Partners, a consulting arm to advise firms on compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act traceability requirements. The Food and Drug Administration mandates new recordkeeping... more »

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