Food Safety

Researchers look at produce distribution centers as possible food contamination risks

Numerous research projects have examined potential risks from foodborne pathogens in field-grown produce as well as in packinghouses, but little work ... continue reading »

Tanimura & Antle issues romaine lettuce recall due to possible E. coli

Out of caution, Tanimura & Antle is voluntarily recalling its packaged single head romaine lettuce under the Tanimura & Antle brand, labeled w... continue reading »

Cornell project aims to help keep COVID out of food production plants

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the nation’s food supply, in part due to food industry workers falling ill, which reduces the workforce and can... continue reading »

EPA-approved COVID disinfectant list tops 500 products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now approved more than 500 surface disinfectant products for use against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavir... continue reading »

United Fresh’s McEntire wins Food Safety Leadership Award

NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, announced United Fresh Produce Association’s Jennifer McEntire, Senior Vice Presi... continue reading »

Researchers seek field tool to refine sampling, sanitation intervals

Clemson University researchers are working to develop a user-friendly tool that can predict biofilm behavior in stone fruit packinghouses and produce ... continue reading »

United Fresh, Cornell enhance food safety collaboration amid pandemic

For more than a century, United Fresh has served as a conduit in the produce industry, bringing businesses across the full produce supply chain togeth... continue reading »

Country Fresh extends cut fruit recall from Walmart in central U.S.

Country Fresh is extending its voluntary recall issued on Oct. 2, 2020 to include various containers of "Freshness Guaranteed" cut and/or sliced apple... continue reading »

Canada requiring E. coli testing for Salinas Valley leafy greens

From 2016 to 2019, romaine lettuce from California was linked to outbreaks of E. coli illnesses in the U.S. and Canada. Food safety investigations b... continue reading »

Leafy greens organization releases water testing audit info

Last year, the California Leafy Green Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) approved significant changes to improve the safety of water used in far... continue reading »