The who, how, what, where, when and why to sample are critical to control the risks of biological contamination.
When we debate how animals should be treated, we are also debating the safety of our food.
The California LGMA is a food safety program that was created 5 years ago to protect public health by establishing a culture of food safety on leafy greens farms.
Edith Garrett, a fresh produce industry insider, discusses the challenges facing the produce industry.
An interview with James Gorny reveals the current challenges to the fresh-cut produce industry.
The Produce Traceability Initiative action plan outlines seven key elements and milestones for implementing the whole-chain traceability process.
Traceability is the key to executing a proactive retrieval of lots implicated in a suspected or identified pathogen-detection event.
Maintaining consumer acceptance of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables after processing and throughout distribution is a challenge to the produce industry.
Continuous research and education are important components of Chiquita’s overall food safety program.
For an effective produce safety program having no kill step, the development of a multihurdle process is essential.
The trucking industry has never had a more timely opportunity to play its part in implementing and improving delivery control systems for temperature-sensitive goods.
Produce producers have witnessed a troubling and corresponding rise in microbial foodborne illness incidents associated with raw and minimally processed fruits and vegetables
For produce producer Earthbound Farm, food safety begins in the field.
Development of alternative pathogen decontamination technologies would certainly improve the safety of ready-to-eat and fresh agricultural products.
The causes of produce-related outbreaks, including field-level contamination or contaminated inputs such as water, do not discriminate between small or large producers.
If the food safety standards and audit checklists are harmonized across the different audit groups, that should make it easier for customers to compare, and accept, audit results.
Rapid globalization has added to the complexity of the food supply chain, making issues like food safety, quality and logistics even more complicated than before.
FDA’s goal is to develop preventive controls and specific actions that can be followed all the way down to the farm level and throughout the supply chain.
Scientific research and risk analysis can be lengthy processes, and situations may arise, such as outbreaks, in which interim measures may need to be adopted quickly.
In its long history, Fresh Express has set new standards for food safety and quality in the fresh-cut produce industry.