Food Safety

Michigan added to BrightFarms packaged salad greens recall list

On July 15, BrightFarms recalled packaged salad greens produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, I... continue reading »

LGMA to mandate pre-harvest testing of leafy greens

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) board voted July 8 to mandate pre-harvest testing for leafy greens grown in fields where elevat... continue reading »

Food Safety Net Services announces investment, merger with Certified Group

Warburg Pincus, a leading global growth investor, today announced an investment in Food Safety Net Services, a leading provider of laboratory testing ... continue reading »

Cyclospora: What can the produce industry do now?

The intestinal parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis is a growing food safety priority for the fresh produce industry. C. cayetanensis is the only Cyclospo... continue reading »

FDA releases cyclospora prevention, response and research plan

As part of our ongoing efforts to combat foodborne illness and aligned with our New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative, the U.S. Food and Drug Admi... continue reading »

Leafy greens: Positive pathogen test isn’t without positives

Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a report on findings of a sampling assignment that tested raw agricultural commodity romaine l... continue reading »

Israeli startup creates surface coating to prevent pathogenic infection

Bio-Fence, an Israeli startup from the Kitchen Hub FoodTech incubator by Strauss, has developed an innovative antimicrobial coating technology that cr... continue reading »

FDA issues traceability challenges to create new tools for food tracing

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative in April 2019 and then released the bluepri... continue reading »

FDA to test Salinas Valley lettuce samples this year

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be collecting and testing samples of lettuce grown in California’s Salinas Valley from local commercial c... continue reading »

Dole contributes $750,000 to Center for Produce Safety campaign

Dole Food Company Vice President Food Safety and Quality Natalie Dyenson is frank about the two-sided coin that motivated her company to contribute $7... continue reading »