food safety

IFPA previews Washington conference

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is gearing up for its annual Washington Conference, set to take place in the first week of June. The event promises to be focused on advocacy, networking and industry... more »

Speakers announced for Center for Produce Safety event

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) is promoting the names of the scientists who will be presenting at the 2024 CPS Research Symposium. The event is scheduled for June 18-19 at the Hyatt Regency Denver... more »

Bill would boost USDA block grants for specialty crops

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Laphonza Butler (D-California) have introduced a bill to increase the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program authorization and give stakeholders more say on what to do with the funds... more »

FDA to hear comments on leveraging technology

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled a virtual and in-person meeting to seek ideas on how the agency can leverage data and technology to advance food safety. The FDA is asking stakeholders to... more »

GAP standards updates addressed by USDA webinar

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, which is updating Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and GAP Plus+ audit standards, has scheduled a webinar on the updates. The webinar is at 1 p.m. April 5. Registration is... more »

Neolithics technology eliminates inspection waste

Neolithics, an artificial intelligence (AI) agritech company, is launching Neolithics Light, an automated, portable produce inspection system. The non-destructive technology eliminates inspection waste, improves productivity and increases the volume of saleable product, according to a... more »

Rheonix collaborates with FDA on cyclospora testing

Rheonix Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) collaborated on publishing data confirming the detection of cyclospora cayetanensis in produce samples. The data verify the performance of the fully automated Rheonix cyclospora cayetanensis (C.... more »

Application deadline approaching for specialty crop growers on-farm food safety expenses program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds specialty crop growers that assistance is available for producers who incur eligible on-farm food safety program expenses to obtain or renew a food safety certification through the Food... more »

BioSafe Systems receives unique approval in Arizona

Yuma, Arizona, leafy greens growers now have a treatment for irrigation water designed to reduce and control Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) and Salmonella enterica. BioSafe Systems received a Special Local Need (SLN) label in... more »

Organic grant seeks to reduce food safety barriers

The University of Rhode Island and The Organic Center, along with co-investigators from three other universities, were recently awarded a $3.5 million USDA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) grant to help reduce food... more »

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