Data Management

New FDA questionnaire gathers more data on contaminated foods

The U.S. FDA has introduced a new questionnaire to its Reportable Food Registry (RFR) to enhance information gathering in instances when consumption... continue reading »

Traceability, food safety focus of CPG industry track at GS1 Connect 2012

Traceability and food safety will be at the forefront of the fresh foods and consumer packaged goods (CPG) track at GS1 Connect 2012 coming up June 5-... continue reading »

Alfalfa sprouts recalled for possible listeria

Cleveland Beansprouts Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, is recalling all alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There are... continue reading »

PTI survey shows most companies at some level of instituting traceability

A majority of produce industry companies responding to a recent survey conducted by the United Fresh Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) indicate th... continue reading »

FDA announces Alfa Sprouts recall

Alfa Sprouts, Inc. of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., is recalling approximately 100 pounds of Springwater Sprouts brand organic alfalfa sprouts and bulk three-p... continue reading »

Going global: Imports are up, and so are FDA’s efforts to ensure food safety, report says

Each year since 2005, food imports to the U.S. have grown by an average of 10 percent. In total, approximately 50 percent of fresh fruits and 20 perce... continue reading »

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 »