Food Safety

PMA’s Gorny to join FDA as produce safety science advisor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has hired James Gorny, Vice President of Food Safety and Technology at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) a... continue reading »

FDA, USDA reach agreement on on oversight cooperation

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb,  reached a formal agreement Jan. 30 aimed at making the oversight of foo... continue reading »

California creates new produce safety program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has created a new unit within its Inspection Services Division called the Produce Safety Prog... continue reading »

Canadian Produce Marketing Association launches food safety fund

Understanding that a food safety incident in one commodity group or segment could have devastating repercussions throughout the industry, the Canadian... continue reading »

CDC, FDA link E. coli outbreak to leafy greens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local authorities in a... continue reading »

System offers new tool for sanitation monitoring

Kikkoman’s new LuciPac A3 Sanitation System, distributed by Weber Scientific, produces a test result an order of magnitude or higher than competitiv... continue reading »

Meijer recalls fresh packaged products containing Apples

As a result of a recall from Fresh-Pak, Meijer has voluntarily recalled select Meijer brand packaged products due to sliced apples within the products... continue reading »

Equipment manufacturers go the extra mile to enhance food safety

Eliminating bacteria while reducing the risk of cross contamination can be a challenge when processing fresh-cut produce. For the longest time, proces... continue reading »

New in-house salmonella testing solution for produce processors

CERTUS has expanded its rapid food pathogen detection menu with an environmental salmonella assay. The new CERTUS salmonella test will use the same pr... continue reading »

Salmonella outbreak affects pre-cut melons in Northwest

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is following up on a salmonella outbreak involving pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe or fruit mixes con... continue reading »