food safety

Organizations release joint statement on E. coli in lettuce

A group of produce industry associations today issued the following statement to update consumers on a recent e.coli outbreak being investigated in Canada and the U.S.: "The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has... more »

Contaminants pose challenges for vegetable producers

Contaminants are a major concern for vegetable processors and packers. Consequently, quality control/food safety programs have been developed by vegetable companies to reduce the risk of tainted products. One major concern in processed vegetables is... more »

Produce industry starts to prepare for FSMA inspections

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is in place, and inspectors are coming. The compliance date for larger manufactured food facilities subject to FSMA’s human food preventive controls rule kicked in on Sept. 19, 2016.... more »

Free training available for Sanitary Transportation Rule

The FDA has announced a set of free online training tools for ground-based food transporters. These new training modules are intended to help carriers meet the requirements of the FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal... more »

FDA seeks input on water regulations, delays parts of FSMA rollout

The FDA is proposing changes to how it will implement provisions of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the coming years, including delaying some rules and asking for more... more »

FDA to enhance FSMA collaboration with states

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., has outlined a number of immediate next steps in a comprehensive approach to ensuring successful implementation of the Produce Safety Rule established by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).... more »

Compliance guide issued under Produce Safety Rule

The FDA has issued a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG),  to help small businesses comply with the Produce Safety Rule mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) standards. The "Standards for the Growing, Harvesting,... more »

Growers to develop custom food safety manuals at upcoming workshop

A workshop next week will help growers create customized food safety manuals for their farms. The one-day, hands-on workshop will take place Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia. The... more »

Produce safety session draws Colorado association members

The Center for Produce Safety's (CPS) June 20-21 symposium brought cutting edge food safety researchers to Denver to talk about current research and its application to the produce industry as well as to hear from... more »

Listeria bacteria can hide inside tissue of romaine lettuce

A Purdue University study shows that the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes can live inside the tissue of romaine lettuce, suggesting that conventional post-harvest sanitization practices might not be sufficient to kill the potentially lethal pathogen. Research... more »

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