Food Safety

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 »

Pre-harvest leafy greens testing guidelines endorsed by California LGMA

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) board recently endorsed new Pre-Harvest Testing guidance in an effort to prevent foodborne... continue reading »

Produce safety org on ‘seek and destroy’ mission with listeria research project

Martin Wiedmann likes to compare produce facilities’ attempts to identify and manage resident strains of the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytoge... continue reading »

FDA updates leafy greens E. coli action plan

On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced two important steps to advance the safety of leafy greens. The first is the release of... continue reading »

FDA’s E. coli leafy greens investigation leading to new recommendations

The Food & Drug Administration released the following statement April 6 from Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas on the... continue reading »

Traceability plan can help ease fear of food recall

Many good horror stories end with some version of “...and they disappeared without a trace.” Coincidentally, disappearing without a trace is a dif... continue reading »

Center for Produce Safety summer symposium series lineup announced

Most of the Center for Produce Safety's summer research symposium agenda has been announced. The free sessions will be presented by CPS-funded scie... continue reading »

Managing and mitigating food recall risk

Any food recall incident is a crisis situation that requires quick action to mitigate any longstanding financial and reputational damage.  Metal d... continue reading »

Taylor Farms, Western Growers pledge $1 million apiece to Center for Produce Safety

Two of the fresh produce industry’s leading organizations are each donating $1 million to Center for Produce Safety (CPS), to continue that group’... continue reading »