food safety

Lori Hoagland

Contaminated leafy greens turn purple, Purdue researchers say

Some might say you look a little green when you are sick. Leafy greens actually turn purple — although not obvious to the human eye, it can be seen ... continue reading »

FDA report on summer 2021 bagged salads salmonella outbreak released

The U.S. FDA has released a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that caused 31 reported illnesses and four hospitalizat... continue reading »

International Fresh Produce Association makes its debut

January 2022 marks the start of the new International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), the global trade association representing the fresh produce an... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »