Food Safety

Column: Tackling listeria, our produce safety greatest common denominator

In managing my company’s fresh produce processing business, I consider two focus areas to be critical: managing risk and growing consumption. Food s... continue reading »

Fresh Express announces recall of Fresh Salad products due to potential health risk

The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. Ac... continue reading »

FDA releases Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a longstanding commitment to strengthening food safety and better protecting consumers, as part of its... continue reading »

LGMA column: Even one ‘rotten apple’ hurts everyone

In Poor Richard’s Almanac, Benjamin Franklin took a turn on a phrase and said, “The rotten Apple spoils his companion.” In his choice of the per... continue reading »

New washing process for fresh-cut lettuce being studied

Since 2019, Gartenfrisch Jung GmbH, Kronen and the Leibniz Institute have been working on a new process to wash fresh-cut lettuce. During a project... continue reading »

Perostar targeted for postharvest treatment of bell peppers

Save Foods, an agri-food-tech company focused on developing and selling eco-friendly products specifically designed to extend the shelf life and ensur... continue reading »

Yumbrella, an organic coating for apples, launched in US

Yumbrella, an organic, washable coating for apples, has been launched in the U.S. by Startchy. It is the first washable coating for the U.S. fruit and... continue reading »

Conagra issues Birds Eye Broccoli Tots recall

Conagra Brands is voluntarily recalling Birds Eye Broccoli Tots in 12-ounce packages with specific best buy dates due to the potential presence of sma... continue reading »

Israeli startup has edible coating for fresh produce

Israeli-based ag tech startup company Sufresca Ltd. has optimized its novel invisible edible coating designed to extend the shelf life of fresh produc... continue reading »

PMA’s Max Teplitski to lead USDA’s advisory committee on cyclospora

The USDA recently announced membership changes to National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods that would focus on strengthening ... continue reading »