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Rodenticide group seeks to minimize EPA restrictions

Almost 2,200 comments and documents have been submitted in response to an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would limit the use of rodenticides, and who can apply them in orchards and other agricultural areas. A... more »

IFPA advocates for fresh produce in WIC, ‘healthy’ products

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has responded to proposed revisions to Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages and efforts to define “healthy” for nutrient content claims. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and... more »

New consultancy provides traceability expertise

Traceability and food safety solutions provider iFoodDS has launched New Era Partners, a consulting arm to advise firms on compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act traceability requirements. The Food and Drug Administration mandates new recordkeeping... more »

New EPA rules to challenge specialty crop growers

Specialty crop producers will be hard-pressed to comply with new proposals from the Environmental Protection Agency that overhauls how it implements the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to the Minor Crop Farmer Alliance (MCFA). “Of... more »

IFPA outlines Farm Bill priorities, from tech to food safety

The International Fresh Produce Association supports recommendations delivered to Capitol Hill by the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), including funding for produce prescriptions, specialty crop research and to help produce companies comply with food... more »

FDA issues reminder on harvest, postharvest water rule enforcement

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding produce growers that the discretion period for enforcing harvest and postharvest agricultural water safety rules is ending. On Jan. 13, the FDA released a fact sheet that provides... more »

EPA proposes rodenticide restrictions

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to impose restrictions on rodenticides, and a comment period on the plan ends on Feb. 13. The EPA’s Proposed Interim Decisions include: The reclassification of all rodenticides to Restricted... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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