Data Management

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 »

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 »