Food Safety

Bioinsecticide approved for emergency use on tomatoes in third EU country

A Vestaron bioinsecticide targeting tomato leafminer is now approved for use in three EU countries after Cyprus granted growers emergency access. T... continue reading »

Bill would increase Specialty Crop Block Grant program funding

A bill introduced by two U.S. senators would increase the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program authorization by $15 million and give growers more s... continue reading »

Horizontal flow wrap applications webinar set for next month

Product safety technology company Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection will host a webinar focused on flow wrap applications on May 8. The webinar, wh... continue reading »

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Carrot juice recalled because of botulism concerns

Carrot juice from Barsotti Juice Co. has been recalled because of concerns about under processing that could lead to botulism. On Jan. 30, the Food... continue reading »

Produce packaging playing active role in food safety

The produce industry works hard at delivering safe food. Unfortunately, those efforts are not 100% effective. As a result, the U.S. Food and Drug A... continue reading »

Mapping the flow of produce can help assess postharvest safety risks

All food contact surfaces of equipment and tools used with covered produce — defined by the Produce Safety Rule as fruit and vegetables typically co... continue reading »

Food tech company wins approval of preharvest treatment in California

Food technology company Save Foods Inc. has achieved regulatory approval of its preharvest treatment in California. The California Department of Pe... continue reading »

Fox Packaging eliminates PFAS from packaging

Fox Packaging has eliminated per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from its flexible packaging options, the company said in a March 4 news releas... continue reading »

Grease-proofing materials containing ‘forever chemicals’ will no longer be sold in US

Grease-proofing materials containing chemicals that have been linked to adverse health effects will no longer be sold for food packaging in the U.S. ... continue reading »

2024 Food Safety Summit to offer 2 new courses

Two new certificate courses will be offered at the 2024 Food Safety Summit, set for May 6-9 in Rosemont, Illinois, in addition to three returning cour... continue reading »