Food Safety

Washington ag department issues coronavirus safety guidelines

The following statement was issued by the Washington State Department of Agriculture: "The COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop. While food and f... more »

Coronavirus: Things for farmers to consider

From the University of Minnesota Extension: Many farmers are wondering how to respond to the COVID-19 virus. The information in this article is int... more »

United Fresh to ‘refresh’ GAP Harmonized Standard auditing process

United Fresh remains committed to strengthening produce safety GAP standards, announcing plans to refresh the current version of the Harmonized Standa... more »

PMA’s chief science officer to retire in January

Bob Whitaker will retire in January 2020 after 11 years of service as chief science and technology officer for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA)... more »

Alliance for Food and Farming

Alliance for Food and Farming updates safefruitsandveggies.com with new features

The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) has launched an updated safefruitsandveggies.com website with new content and to improve visitors’ experienc... more »

FDA offers FSMA ‘Coverage and Exemptions/Exclusions’ information

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on Jan. 4, 2011 by President Obama. The goal of this law is to ensure the the U.S. food s... more »

Food safety group wants EPA to tighten restrictions on seeds treated with pesticides

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) wants the EPA to tighten up its regulation of planted seeds treated with systemic insecticides. If the EPA agrees, it... more »

Potatoes make EWG’s ‘dirty dozen’ list, AFF issues counter report

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released its annual "dirty dozen" list of fruits and vegetables. EWG, a nonprofit organization that cit... more »

Perdue names three to high-ranking roles in USDA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Jan. 28 selected three people individuals for senior leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Agri... more »

Potato Sustainability Initiative members to see changes in compliance

The Potato Sustainability Initiative (PSI) is hoping to make life a little easier for its participating members. Changes are coming to the way ... more »


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