food safety

UV-C light technology fights pathogens in overlooked areas

SmartWash Solutions, an industry leader in food safety technology, has begun shipping the EPIC Panel Sterilight, a new patent-pending product designed to safely and automatically kill Listeria and other pathogens inside control panels – an... more »

Food safety panel dives into mid-term elections

A panel of food and food safety experts will discuss the mid-term election results and what they mean for Food and Drug Administration policy reforms. The web seminar will be at 1 p.m. Eastern on... more »

CEA Food Safety Coalition expands mission

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, founded in 2019 to develop industrywide food safety standards for indoor leafy greens growers, is expanding its mission to serve the broader needs of all controlled environment food growers. “With... more »

IFPA focuses on Listeria training for Spanish speakers

The International Fresh Produce Association has been approved for a U.S. Department of Agriculture food safety grant to develop Spanish-language listeria produce safety training. The grant, through the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Food... more »

Michigan warns of Kuntry Garden’s use of human waste on crops

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is advising consumers not to eat produce grown at a farm in Homer, Michigan, because it may be contaminated by raw, untreated human waste. MDARD is... more »

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 »

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