Food Safety

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 »

Key Technology introduces new software package for VERYX digital sorters

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduced its enhanced FMAlert software for VERYX digital sorters. FMAlert... more »

FSMA Produce Safety Rule requires farm worker training once per year

When produce growers think about implementing food safety on the farm, the first thing that usually pops into their mind is records. Very few records,... more »

Harmonized GAP audit charge relief coming to farmers from USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Dec. 4 it will provide $3.7 million of assistance to fruit and vegetable growers in 16 states thr... more »

Hot on the Trail

  Because potatoes have to be cooked before people consume them, the industry maybe wasn’t as quick to embrace traceability technology and p... more »

Trevor Suslow named PMA vice president of food safety

Starting this fall, Trevor Suslow will become the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) vice president of food safety. Suslow joins PMA from the Uni... more »

‘Recall Ready’ workshops for Washington growers to be held in May

Washington growers will have two opportunities to be better prepared for the possibility of potato recalls. “The United Fresh Recall Ready Worksh... more »

Pair of federal agencies reach accord on food policy oversight

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb,  reached a formal agreement Jan. 30 aimed at making the oversight of foo... more »

BioSafe Systems introduces broad-spectrum bactericide/fungicide

SaniDate 15.0 from BioSafe Systems has received a label enhancement for the treatment of process water used in the packing of raw commodities, such as... more »


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