food safety

Biosafe’s ‘fearless leader’ Rob Larose dies

Rob Larose, who started Biosafe Systems with his father and has been the president and CEO for more than 25 years, died Sept. 25. He was 64. The company released a statement, calling Larose a... more »

SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, the south’s premier fruit and vegetable educational conference and trade show for growers, packers and shippers. The conference returns to the Savannah Convention Center... more »

MSU offers training for on-farm produce safety

Michigan State University Extension continues to offer a training opportunity designed for farm supervisors who deal with on-farm produce safety. Michigan State University Extension’s Online Produce Safety Supervisor Training provides education and resources regarding the requirements... more »

USDA awards $73 million in specialty crop grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding almost $73 million in fiscal year 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funding. The $72.9 million in grants, through the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, will be used for... more »

Updated food safety guidelines for dry bulb onions available

The National Onion Association (NOA) and the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) are releasing the second edition of Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Dry Bulb Onion Supply Chain. The guidelines follow a year... more »

Industry remembers Western Growers’ Hank Giclas

Hank Giclas, who served the fresh produce industry in a variety of roles for 30 years at Western Growers, has died. “Hank Giclas dedicated himself, totally and fully, in service to the people of the... more »

Government remains credible source of safety information, consumer survey finds

Almost two-thirds of consumers state that they have confidence in government agencies to protect food safety, according to a recent research project conducted by the Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF). And, 78% of consumers... more »

Former United Fresh CEO to lead CEA Food Safety Coalition

The Controlled Environment Agriculture Food Safety Coalition (CEA FSC) has retained The Stenzel Group LLC to provide management services, appointing former United Fresh Produce Association President and CEO Tom Stenzel as its new executive director.... more »

Fresh Express shares food safety story through videos

Fresh Express has unveiled an insider’s look at advancements in its all-inclusive food safety and quality program in a video series that covers supply chain-wide critical controls and procedures from field to table. The video... more »

Center for Produce Safety elects Joe Pezzini as chair

Joe Pezzini is setting a personal tone for his tenure as the new chair of Center for Produce Safety’s Board of Directors. Pezzini, senior director of agricultural operations for Taylor Farms, was elected chair June... more »

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