Food Safety

Purdue scientists hope to use light to detect bacteria

Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the light... continue reading »

NAPAR develops food safety website

The National Association of Perishable Agricultural Receivers (NAPAR) has created a new website, www.napar.org, focused on food safety. The website... continue reading »

Veggie Noodle recalls Butternut Spirals due to risk

Veggie Noodle Co. of Austin, Texas, is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Butternut Spirals due to possible contamination with Listeria monoc... continue reading »

Knox wins 2017 Fruit Logistica Innovation Award

This year's Fruit Logistica Innovation Award goes to "Knox – Delayed Pinking in Fresh Cut Lettuce" from the Dutch firm, Rijk Zwaan. Knox delays the ... continue reading »

Challenges, opportunities confront processors in 2017

Despite many business challenges, produce processors and their trade associations look forward to what the new year could bring the industry. The s... continue reading »

Draft listeria guidance issued for ready-to-eat foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is releasing an updated draft guidance, “Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods,” whi... continue reading »

Maine blueberry processor reaches settlement with EPA

The owner of a blueberry processing facility in Hancock, Maine, has come into compliance with federal requirements designed to protect the public and ... continue reading »

Draft guidance issued for sprout operations standards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance to assist sprout operations subject to the Produce Safety Rule (80 FR 74353), an... continue reading »

Industry groups endorse Perdue for USDA

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for USDA secretary of agriculture, Bloomberg reports. The... continue reading »

HACCP workshop scheduled for Florida packers

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will host a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) workshop in Imm... continue reading »