Food Safety

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 »

What’s your food safety nightmare?

What fresh produce food-safety topics keep industry leaders awake at night? A pair of recent Center for Food Safety webinars examined two prominent ri... continue reading »

Center for Produce Safety to examine dust in pathogen transfer

Researchers have conducted significant research into the role of water in foodborne outbreaks and to a lesser extent, soil’s contribution, but the p... continue reading »

PMA’s Teplitski named to USDA’s advisory committee on microbiological criteria for foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has appointed 13 new members and 17 returning members to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological ... continue reading »

Smarter Food Safety webinar series coming from FDA, Stop Foodborne Illness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Stop Foodborne Illness, a nonprofit public health organization, are collaborating on a webinar series that ... continue reading »

FDA’s Yuma romaine testing results in zero positive pathogen tests

The FDA conducted an assignment in 2021 to collect romaine lettuce samples from commercial coolers in Yuma County, Arizona to test for Shiga toxin-pro... continue reading »

Salmonella outbreak linked to BrightFarms salads declared over

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to the consumpti... continue reading »