food safety

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 »

Leafy greens: Positive pathogen test isn’t without positives

Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a report on findings of a sampling assignment that tested raw agricultural commodity romaine l... continue reading »

Israeli startup creates surface coating to prevent pathogenic infection

Bio-Fence, an Israeli startup from the Kitchen Hub FoodTech incubator by Strauss, has developed an innovative antimicrobial coating technology that cr... continue reading »

Pre-harvest leafy greens testing guidelines endorsed by California LGMA

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) board recently endorsed new Pre-Harvest Testing guidance in an effort to prevent foodborne... continue reading »

Produce safety org on ‘seek and destroy’ mission with listeria research project

Martin Wiedmann likes to compare produce facilities’ attempts to identify and manage resident strains of the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytoge... continue reading »

FDA updates leafy greens E. coli action plan

On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced two important steps to advance the safety of leafy greens. The first is the release of... continue reading »

Managing and mitigating food recall risk

Any food recall incident is a crisis situation that requires quick action to mitigate any longstanding financial and reputational damage.  Metal d... continue reading »

FDA, produce industry ramping up leafy greens food safety efforts

Although the U.S. food supply chain is one of the safest in the world, the federal government notes there are still approximately 48 million cases of ... continue reading »

Produce industry pushes ahead on food safety research

Growers need not wait on the government for timely guidance to food safety questions or concerns. That’s what industry veteran Victor Smith (top ... continue reading »

CDC seeking source for new E. coli outbreak

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s... continue reading »