Food Safety

NSF International honors United Fresh’s Dr. Jennifer McEntire

NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, announced United Fresh Produce Association’s Dr. Jennifer McEntire, Senior Vice President of Food Safety and…

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Denmark: Fresh mint linked to Shigella outbreak

A Shigella outbreak in Denmark that has struck more than 40 people was probably caused by imported fresh mint. In August and September, 44 Danes became ill; 13 people were…

New website "All About Lettuce" for registered dietitians and influencers

This week the LGMA is launching a new website created specifically for registered dietitians, influencers, professional food writers and consumers. LettuceInfo.org is dedicated to everything you need to know about lettuce and leafy greens and is a resource to help people access facts and get answers…

Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety - University of Guelph

Canadian officials tell California growers to test their lettuce for E. coli

Extensive federal import restrictions on romaine lettuce and salad mixes from California’s Salinas Valley are an indication of problems in the U.S. agricultural system that…

United Fresh now accepting applications for Produce Safety Immersion Program

United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting applications for Class Two of the Produce Safety Immersion Program. To further support the career development of produce…

FDA and Mexican counterparts enhance food safety partnership

During a virtual ceremony, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks…

LGMA

US (CA): LGMA responds to Canadian import restrictions

Last week, the leafy greens community received notice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of their plan to enforce unprecedented import restrictions on all romaine produced in the California counties of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties. These measures go into effect…

Mexico and the United States sign a new alliance for food safety

The health agencies of Mexico and the United States have signed the Declaration of Intent to build an Alliance on Food Safety in order to strengthen the safety of food that is produced, marketed, and consumed in Mexico and the United States. This document will replace the Declaration of Intent signed in…

Country Fresh expands voluntary recall

When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company's announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or…

Canada requires romaine from parts of California to be tested for E. coli

Thanks in part to imported products, Canadians can enjoy fresh produce year-round. From 2016 to 2019, romaine lettuce from California was linked to outbreaks of E. coli…

US (CA): Audit data released on new water requirements

Last year the LGMA approved significant changes to improve the safety of water used in farming leafy greens. These updates are now in place throughout the California leafy greens industry and represent a further strengthening of what were already the most stringent measures required of any produce…

The importance of food safety

Nature Fresh Farms takes food safety very seriously. "We believe that our overall success depends on our ability to supply food to our customers that meets or exceeds the highest standards for product quality and safety. Now more than ever, people are acutely aware of the foods they eat, where those foods come from, and the…

Food Fraud Database

More than 100 records of fresh produce fraud

Fraud with regard to fruit (and produce in general) is commonly related to labeling claims about production practices, production location or brand names. In some parts of the…

South Dallas reaps benefits of a focus to fight hunger

Food is a huge part of the State Fair of Texas, and even in a canceled year, the fair is still feeding people. The fair's neighbors in South Dallas reap the benefits of a…

CEA Food Safety Coalition

webinar, September 24

Food safety in CEA systems

In the webinar 'Food Safety in CEA Systems', presented by GLASE on September 24, 2020, Dr. Gioia Massa, plant scientist at NASA, will highlight some of the unique aspects of space crop production and the microbial food safety considerations of space-grown produce. Data will be presented on space-grown leafy green vegetables, as…

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Preventing diseases coming into your fresh produce

Sankaran: “The first thing is to understand the controlling factors. How do you make sure of the soil and the water quality health. Our job is the water quality.” Outside of heavy metals, some micro-nutrients are toxic to plants in moderate concentrations or specific conditions.  KETOS looks at water quality…

Key priorities for EU Agri ministers during COVID-19

The political start of the second semester 2020 was eagerly awaited by the entire European farming community. Many essential issues were put on the agenda of the German…

University of Georgia

US (GA): New method may make tomatoes safer to eat

When vegetable farmers harvest crops, they often rely on postharvest washing to reduce any foodborne pathogens, but a new University of Georgia study shows promise in reducing these pathogens — as well as lowering labor costs — by applying sanitizers to produce while it is still in the fields.…

2018 'needles in strawberries' scandal

Ex-farm supervisor accused of contaminating strawberries is committed to stand trial

A former farm supervisor who allegedly put needles in strawberries has been committed to stand trial in a Queensland court. My Ut Trinh has been charged with six counts of…

Picoudi micogreens recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

Les Jardins Picoudi is recalling Picoudi brand microgreens from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products…

KETOS

Food safety, starting with water

“Some people tend to have a myopic view that water safety is only a third world problem, however that isn’t the case. Understanding water composition is mission-critical to people and businesses around the world, so we need to start with water quality in our own backyard “. - Meena Sankaran  Predictable water insights Indoor farms…

Europe sets new limits for perchlorate in some vegetables and fruits

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has established via Regulation (UE) 2020/685 new limits for perchlorate in some foods. This compound derived from chlorine is a…


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