food safety

Registration open for Kentucky conference

Registration for the Kentucky Fruit & Vegetable Conference is open. The event is Jan. 3-4, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with pre-conference events the day before. The full conference program and registration information are available on... more »

ReposiTrak grows traceability network

ReposiTrak, operating the world’s largest food supply chain network of retailers, wholesalers and suppliers, has hit another milestone following the launch of its ReposiTrak Traceability Network. Designed to automate the creation and exchange of food... more »

BioSafe Systems thanks customers on 25th anniversary

In the final quarter of the year, BioSafe Systems is celebrating its 25th anniversary by giving away $1,000. Throughout the year, BioSafe has been celebrating and showing appreciation by giving gifts to customers. The company's... more »

FDA evaluates third-party standards for FSMA compliance

The Food and Drug Administration has vetted four third-party food safety audit standards and their alignment with the Food Safety Modernization Act requirements (FSMA). The FDA’s pilot program to evaluate third-party standards focused on FSMA’s... more »

USDA extends specialty crop grants deadline

The USDA has extended the deadline for the Specialty Crop Multi-State Program Request for Applications (RFA). The Specialty Crop Multi-State Program RFAs must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. by Jan. 31, 2024. Applications received after this... more »

Eagle Produce recalls cantaloupe due to salmonella concerns

Eagle Produce LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona, has recalled 6,456 cases of whole Kandy brand cantaloupe because of the possibility they may be contaminated with salmonella. The company issued the recall after a routine test by the... more »

The Organic Center grants focus on food safety, climate, pests

The USDA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) research program is awarding The Organic Center almost $900,000 for four new projects. The projects announced will address a host of vital and diverse challenges facing... more »

LGMA adopts Western Growers’ food safety data sharing initiative

Members of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) plan to adopt Western Growers' proprietary GreenLink data sharing platform to collect and analyze food safety data. The landmark movement towards industry cohesion means the leafy... more »

IBM, iFoodDS partner on traceability solution for food safety

IFoodDS and IBM are collaborating on a tech-enabled traceability solution to help companies across the food supply chain address the FDA's Food Traceability Rule.  Also known as the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Section 204(d),... more »

California LGMA releases annual report

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement recently released its 2022-23 Annual Report, logging one decertification from 317 scheduled and unannounced audits. Of the 243 scheduled audits and 74 unannounced field audits (from April 2022 to... more »

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