Center for Produce Safety

Column: Putting food safety research to work

Imagine reading this headline in our trade press: “Fresh produce foodborne illnesses fall 80%.” Better yet: “15 trillion servings of fresh produ... continue reading »

New projects eye blue light, bubbles and smartphone-based infrared in produce safety

Antimicrobial blue light, ultra-fine bubbles and smartphone-based infrared cameras may seem unrelated, but each technology is part of a Center for Pro... continue reading »

Fecal contamination detection system being studied

Mohit Verma, Ph.D., with Purdue University, is leading efforts to develop a low-cost portable paper-based tool that can produce results of potential m... continue reading »

AI used to speed up detection of cyclospora in CPS project

Scott Lenaghan, Ph.D., with the University of Tennessee, is enlisting artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed detection of Cyclospora ca... continue reading »

Fresh produce safety benefits from diverse expertise

What does having a successful brand mean? For us at Bonduelle, it means our consumers can be confident in enjoying our products. Food safety is key to... continue reading »

Informing on the FSMA water quality rule

While we’re waiting for the dust to settle around newly proposed changes to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) agricultural water requirements... continue reading »

Sanitizer efficacy in apple packing line dump tanks studied

Although several researchers have examined potential pathogen cross-contamination from wash water in fresh-cut produce operations, little data exists ... 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 »