Food Safety

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Studying causes of E. coli outbreaks help determine best practices

By Kathy Gibbons | Contributing Writer In late winter 2017, an outbreak of E. coli in both the U.S. and Canada was traced to romaine lettuce or lea... continue reading »

Japan to require HACCP system for all food-related companies

The new Food Sanitation Law in Japan will require a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system from all food-related companies. This... continue reading »

FDA to increase access of food safety training with partnerships with state ag departments

Manufactured foods will be getting a boost in safety thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Institute of Foo... continue reading »

California farm identified in E. coli outbreak recalls cauliflower, green and red leaf lettuce

The California farm identified as one possible source of an E. coli outbreak that sparked a nationwide recall of romaine lettuce recalled red leaf let... continue reading »

‘Glove Juice’ risk greatly reduced by proper hand sanitation

In many food processing facilities, employees wear gloves during production or when handling ready-to-eat foods to help reduce the risk of cross-conta... continue reading »

E. coli outbreak: Three California counties cleared for romaine lettuce distribution

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) organization released a statement Dec. 13 regarding the FDA’s announcement regarding roma... continue reading »

FDA: E. coli outbreak traced to Santa Barbara County farm

They say the investigation is ongoing and more sources are possible, but as of the afternoon of Dec. 13, the FDA is reporting traceback efforts in the... continue reading »

New biofungicide available to leafy greens growers

Leafy greens growers now have a new biofungicide to protect against fungi, bacteria and soil-borne diseases. Aviv is the first clear liquid non-stai... continue reading »

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Food irradiation technology not widely used with fresh produce, but it could be

By Stephen Kloosterman | Contributing Editor Food irradiation technology has been around for more than 50 years as a way to kill pathogens, althoug... continue reading »

Food safety course schedule for 2019 released by Food Safety Net Services

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has announced its course schedule for food safety training for 2019. FSNS offers certified training programs that assi... continue reading »