Crop Protection

Center for Produce Safety announces $20,000,000 campaign

Since its inception in 2007, the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has provided $16.4 million to fund produce safety research. To expand this work, the center announced the “Campaign for Produce Safety,” a fundraising initiative... more »

AMS previews expansion of GroupGAP pilot program

At Sept. 15 meeting of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Anne Alonzo previewed the planned expansion of a pilot program that helps small... more »

State supports food processing tech with $600,000 in funding

New York State Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-54th Dist., announced $600,000 in state funds to bring a new food processing technology to Cornell's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, New York. The Hiperbaric... more »

Arizona Leafy Greens’ Food Safety Training Program now available online

Just in time for the Southwest's planting and harvest crew trainings, the Arizona Food Safety Committee (Arizona LGMA) has made all of its training materials available for purchase on the organization's website.“We began a process... more »

New wash for sanitizing fresh produce

An Agricultural Research Service scientist in Pennsylvania has developed a sanitizing wash formulated with natural compounds that could reduce the number of foodborne illnesses caused each year by Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Listeria on fresh-cut... more »

Pumpkin and winter squash harvest and storage

Continuing dry conditions throughout the state are hastening the decline of pumpkin vines in many fields. This raises the question of when pumpkins should be cut from the vine, and how best to store them... more »

FSMA Preventive Controls rule now final

FDA said the final rule has elements of both the original and supplemental proposals, in addition to new requirements that are the outgrowth of public input received during the comment period for both proposals. For... more »

New research released from BioSafe Systems

BioSafe Systems has recently released two new studies on OxiDate 2.0 for tomatoes and StorOx 2.0 and OxiPhos for sugar beets.In a recent study conducted by Virginia Tech, OxiDate 2.0 was tested, among others, to... more »

Public Health investigates E. coli outbreak in Washington

Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 – one of the most serious foodborne illnesses you can contract.We follow specific steps to find clues that help us pinpoint the source(s) that... more »

Harmonized Standards now available in Spanish

The Spanish versions of “Field Operations and Harvesting, Post-harvest Operations and the Combined Harmonized Food Safety Standards” are all now official without change and available for use.The Harmonized Standards were created by a wide spectrum... more »


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