Food Safety

FDA: Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes found in Dole packaged salad

Dole Fresh Vegetables announced Dec. 22 a Voluntary Precautionary Recall of all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessem... continue reading »

International Fresh Produce Association makes its debut

January 2022 marks the start of the new International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), the global trade association representing the fresh produce an... continue reading »

Center for Produce Safety commits $3.9 million to 12 research projects

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) ­has funded 12 new research projects, valued at just over $3.9 million, to help answer the industry's most urgent... continue reading »

New study looking at wild birds’ effect on food safety

Several researchers have studied wild bird species, their proximity to cattle operations and how they relate to foodborne outbreaks in the Western U.S... continue reading »

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 »