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Rheonix collaborates with FDA on cyclospora testing

Rheonix Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) collaborated on publishing data confirming the detection of cyclospora cayetanensis in produce samples. The data verify the performance of the fully automated Rheonix cyclospora cayetanensis (C.... more »

California to growers: What is ‘regenerative?’

With companies increasingly using the term “regenerative” to sell their products, there’s also growing pressure to nail down what this latest farming buzzword means. The unregulated term has crept into legislation, language authorizing government funding... more »

CBP pushed to boost Georgia produce demand

Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff has pushed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to help Georgia farmers sell more produce, including pecans. In October, Sen. Ossoff launched an inquiry with CBP urging them to begin... more »

Ag Labor Review: California court gets it right

Maybe there is something to the old saying that “Even a broken clock is right twice a day,” meaning that something that is usually unreliable can be correct sometimes, by chance or by luck. I... 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 »

Organic Integrity Database expands with import functions

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has expanded the functionality of its Organic Integrity Database, adding an import certificate module. The new module augments the Trade Partner module, launched in May. Together, they make up... 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 »

$1 million grant studies California’s sustainable pest management

A $1 million California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) grant will study sustainable pest management (SPM) by charting the decision-making process of 200 of the state's pest control advisors. The grant, announced by CAPCA,... more »

Organic advances protected in bipartisan House bill

Despite the chaos of the U.S. House of Representatives, a bipartisan effort is underway to ensure organic standards continuously evolve and improve. H.R. 5973, the Continuous Improvement and Accountability in Organic Standards Act (CIAO) 2023,... 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 »

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