Food Safety

Wax impact on produce safety focus of CPS study

Food-grade waxes are applied to a number of produce items before storage and distribution to control post-harvest decay and extend shelf life. Whil... continue reading »

Food Safety Modernization Act training grants coming from USDA-NIFA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will invest $10 million in 21 grants to develop and i... continue reading »

Canada to accept tested leafy greens from Salinas Valley

On Sept. 14, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced it will accept either pre-harvest or finished product testing as part of its requir... continue reading »

FDA updates Salinas Valley lettuce testing procedure

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its lettuce sampling protocols for the Salinas Valley. The FDA has been in the process of coll... continue reading »

FDA’s survey of processed foods shows no detectable PFAS in produce items

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted its first survey of 167 nationally distributed processed foods to test for PFAS. On Aug. 26, ... continue reading »

Chlorpyrifos use on food crops banned by EPA

The EPA announced it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and far... continue reading »

Center for Produce Safety announces new support Tanimura & Antle, Sysco, others

Investing in the food safety of fresh produce comes down to pride, potential, partnership and priorities, say the latest major contributors to Center ... continue reading »

Australia’s biggest fresh-cut produce supplier installs SmartWash Solutions program

One Harvest, Australia’s leading leafy greens and fresh-cut produce supplier, announced installation of SmartWash Solutions’ comprehensive food sa... continue reading »

Arizona leafy greens org now using updates food safety practices

The Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Food Safety Committee approved on Aug. 10 changes to the adjacent land use and soil amendments sections o... continue reading »

California LGMA announces new compliance officer

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has a new compliance officer. Alyssa Licata has been hired to replace Jonathan Field, who is... continue reading »