Data Management

FDA: Reportable Food Registry is speeding action in contamination outbreaks

The FDA has released a report that says 1,153 entries into its Reportable Food Registry (RFR) have helped speed identification and investigation of po... continue reading »

United Fresh announces nominations for new board officers & directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chairman of the Board Development Committee Steffanie Smith, River Point Farms, has announced the slate of new officers and directo... continue reading »

PIRG: Produce testing more important than ever

The U.S. PIRG (Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups) is flagging the occasion of Dole's weekend recall of nearly 800 cases of bagged le... continue reading »

Study reveals consumer produce-washing habits

Researchers who thought they would see an increase in the prevalence of consumers who wash cantaloupe before slicing were surprised by what they learn... continue reading »

United Fresh announces finalists for 2012 best new products

United Fresh has announced finalists for the industry's best new products to be recognized at the United Fresh Produce Show May 1-3 in Dallas. Product... continue reading »

Merrigan stresses need for young leaders in agriculture pipeline

Kathleen A. Merrigan is out to prove Yahoo wrong. Earlier this year, a Yahoo blog post on useless college majors included agriculture and horticulture... continue reading »

Weekly working phone calls, new website part of cantaloupe safety guidance development process

The industry collaborative working on updating food safety guidance specific to cantaloupe will begin holding weekly conference calls starting Tuesday... continue reading »

Study: Consumers want better from U.S. food producers

A new "Field to Fork" study conducted for Edelman indicates that consumers feel America's approach to food production is on the wrong track. The findi... continue reading »

Tomatoes selected for FDA traceability study

The FDA has announced that tomatoes are among the foods selected for a product tracing pilot to be conducted under the Food Safety Modernization Act (... continue reading »

Healthy convenience foods in growing demand

Convenience is the driver when it comes to sales of fresh cut products. A recent report by The Perishables Group indicates that convenience consumers... continue reading »