Food Safety

How to keep produce safe from salmonella, other hazards

Trevor Suslow, an Extension research specialist at the University of California, Davis, is a key figure in fresh produce food safety, helping to defin... continue reading »

Research aims to solve sticky situation, preserve millions in trade

A move by European nations, led by France, mandating that PLU (price look up) stickers on fresh fruits and vegetables be home compostable has major im... continue reading »

Applicants sought to review Produce Safety University course

A cooperative agreement between Produce Safety University and the USDA is providing institutes of higher education and nonprofits the opportunity to r... continue reading »

Listeriosis cases being investigated in western Washington

Listeriosis cases that have hospitalized five people and killed three are being investigated in western Washington. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health... continue reading »

IFPA’s Washington Conference set for September

Hundreds of produce and floral industry leaders will gather in Washington, D.C. in September to advocate for issues including food safety, nutrition p... continue reading »

FDA’s ongoing changes include proposed restructuring of Office of Regulatory Affairs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing reorganization of its Human Food Program now includes a restructuring of the Office of Regulatory Af... continue reading »

Program offers food safety certifications for aspiring and current professionals

A new food safety program from the Association of Food and Drug Officials offers credentialing for aspiring food safety professionals and those alread... continue reading »

Butternut squash brand recalled in Ontario after testing finds listeria

Nature’s Pick brand cubed butternut squash sold in Ontario, Canada is being recalled because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Th... continue reading »

an array of colorful produce, including carrots, broccoli and bell peppers

Grant funding available to help farms comply with Produce Safety Rule

Qualified S.C. farmers can receive up to $2,000 per year per farm for on-site food safety improvements through USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant funding... continue reading »

Ishida marks milestone with release of advanced multiheader weigher

Equipment manufacturer Heat and Control is commemorating a milestone reached by its partner Ishida, a supplier of food weighing and packaging machines... continue reading »