food safety

United Fresh publishes recall resource guide

The United Fresh Produce Association has published the Recall Resource Guide to help the produce industry prepare for potential recall events as part of the association’s Recall Ready suite of services. The new resource provides... more »

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 »

FDA issues draft guidance for sprout operations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance to assist sprout operations subject to the Produce Safety Rule (80 FR 74353), and primarily focuses on assisting such operations in complying with the...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

Produce group debuts FSMA-compliant safety training

After a four-year curriculum development process, the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) officially launched Train-the-Trainer Courses and Grower Training Courses in fall 2016. During the process, PSA drew together fruit and vegetable growers, educators, researchers and regulatory... more »

GLOBALG.A.P. publishes guide for FSMA compliance

The GLOBALG.A.P. "User’s Guide and Self Assessment for FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance" supports Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) users in efficiently meeting Produce Safety Rule (Produce Rule) requirements. The GLOBALG.A.P. USA Crops National Technical Working... more »

Penn State launches FSMA information website

Penn State Extension recently launched a new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) information website and will be organizing several FSMA educational workshops throughout Pennsylvania during 2017. Over the next several years, the Food and Drug Administration... more »

Ensure the right grower training for FSMA compliance

On farms looking to be Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliant under the Produce Safety Rule, provision 112.22(c), “One supervisor or responsible party for each farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least... more »

Preventive Controls guidance issued for small businesses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued small entity compliance guidances under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to assist small and very small businesses with the implementation of the Preventive Controls for... more »

Cornell leads effort to train farmers on produce safety rules

Cornell is leading a national alliance aimed at improving the safety of fresh produce and helping fruit and vegetable growers meet new regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The act, signed by... more »

Produce Safety Alliance offering Train-the-Trainer courses

Train-the-Trainer courses by the Produce Safety Alliance are well underway for 2016, with courses in 2017 already scheduled. PSA's Train-the-Trainer courses are for produce safety educators and others who work with fruit and vegetable growers... more »

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