food safety

Produce Processing 7: Q+A with Mark Coe and Brandon Seng

Mark Coe is a local food advocate and currently is managing partner of Michigan Farm to Freezer, a business that processes and flash freezes local fru... continue reading »

Data logger advances make it easier to keep an eye on cold chain

About a decade ago, Driscoll’s introduced technology from HarvestMark to electronically track individual consumer packs of berries. While food sa... 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 »

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 »

Report compiles industry feedback to the 2011 produce rule

At the end of November, the Government Accountability Office released a report outlining the response from businesses to FDA’s 2011 produce rule, wh... continue reading »

Researchers create antibacterial food wrapping

A Canadian team has developed a way to use viruses to kill food-contaminating bacteria. According to a study published in the journal ACS Biomaterials... continue reading »

NIFA biotechnology grants boost food safety policy

The science of agriculture grows more complex every year. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Oct. 19 support for p... continue reading »

FDA planning tool to help businesses comply with FSMA

FDA is releasing a new software tool to help owners and operators of food facilities create a food safety plan specific to their facilities. The plann... continue reading »

Secretary Perdue appoints new leadership for food safety

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed Carmen Rottenberg as acting deputy under secretary for food safety, and Paul Kiecker was name... continue reading »

Basic, advanced HACCP courses set for UC Davis

Two courses that present basic and advanced information on hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) will be held at the University of Calif... continue reading »