Food Safety

UK: Nursery, registration, and supervision requirements to move or send plants for planting to the EU or Northern Ireland for non-commercial purposes

Plants for planting being moved from Great Britain to the EU or Northern Ireland for personal use, either in luggage or via post/parcel, need to meet EU requirements. For a full guide on EU requirements, please see…

99% of foods are below pesticide residue limits says USDA report

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Services, in its 31st annual report, stated that 99% of foods tested are below the pesticide residue…

Gabriel Sigmund

From the road to the plate: lettuce takes up toxic additives from tire wear

Chemicals from tire wear could get into our vegetables via sewage sludge and wastewater. Wind, sewage sludge, and wastewater carry tire wear particles from roads onto farmland. A new lab study shows: The pollutants contained in the particles could get into the vegetables grown there. Researchers at the…

Exportadora Copramar recalls James Farms frozen raspberries due to possible health risk

Exportadora Copramar is recalling 1260 cases of James Farm frozen raspberries due to the potential of the product being contaminated with Hepatitis A. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing indicated the presence of Hepatitis A in James Farm branded frozen raspberries identified by UPC Code:…

USDA restricts PACA violator in Oregon

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed sanctions on one produce business for failing to meet contractual obligations to the seller of produce they purchased and…

US: Recall of products due to possible Salmonella contamination

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall on its products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, and cat grass because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. SunSprout Enterprises is also voluntarily recalling two lots of Alfalfa Sprouts due to potential contamination…

Perfection Fresh Statement:

Baby cucumbers linked to salmonella cases in Western Australia

On December 23rd, Perfection Fresh was notified by the Western Australia Department of Health that up to 19 people had become unwell, after a common factor emerged in that…

Spinach contamination warning issued

Australia: Open field spinach contaminated and recalled

Nine people from four different Sydney households have required medical attention after experiencing toxic reactions linked to eating packaged spinach. Authorities believe the product, Riviera Farms branded baby spinach, may have been accidentally contaminated. NSW Health advises the spinach was sold…

The Food Safety Agency calls for caution on the Salmonella outbreak that Norway links to Spanish cucumbers

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan), attached to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, has called for caution to avoid generating alarm because of an outbreak…

Shannon Illingworth explains why lettuce and spinach keep getting contaminated with E. Coli

GP Solutions announced that company founder, Shannon Illingworth, is speaking out about the prevalence of contamination found in food through his new organization named "Know…

Fighting ToBRFV: 10 articles from 2022

"If a tomato grower nowadays says he isn't concerned about the virus, he's lying", a grower recently mentioned. ToBRFV worries growers all over the world as losses from contaminated greenhouses go up to 50 percent and the virus is extremely persistent. Hopefully, the hard work of the breeders pays off,…


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