Food Safety

3M’s E. coli/coliform testing system wins Gold Edison Award

3M's Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate has won a Gold Edison Award in the Lab Advancement category. The ceremony took place at The Capitale... continue reading »

Romaine Task Force outlines goals, seeks input

The Romaine Task Force and its four working groups met in Dallas in February to review progress and work together in-person to build on that progress.... continue reading »

Leafy greens organization making changes to water guidelines

The California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is making changes to its water guidelines, although the specifics have yet to b... continue reading »

Produce-Traceability-Initiative

How The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) is progressing

By Zeke Jennings | Managing Editor Two E. coli outbreaks involving romaine lettuce last year has tracking and traceability at the forefront of the ... continue reading »

Henry Avocado issues recall due to listeria concern

Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be... continue reading »

Spanish scientist working on metagenomics testing for foodborne illness

Although viruses may be responsible for roughly half of all foodborne illness outbreaks, current testing methods are difficult because of the time, c... continue reading »

FDA requesting more resources for food safety in Trump’s 2020 budget

The Food and Drug Administration issued the following statement from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on Mar... continue reading »

Pure Bioscience announces partnership for new antimicrobial treatment on cut produce

Pure Bioscience, creator of the patented non-toxic silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial and SmartWash Solutions, has announced a partnership ... continue reading »

Compliance dates set for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule

USDA issued a rule March 15 to finalize the new compliance dates for the agricultural water requirements in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSM... continue reading »

United Fresh rolling out new awards program this year

New this year, United Fresh will honor five individuals for their outstanding work in sharing their expertise in different areas serving the produce i... continue reading »