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A Disciplined and Unique Focus by Chiquita Brands Reduces Early Supply Chain Risk
A Disciplined and Unique Focus by Chiquita Brands Reduces Early Supply Chain Risk

Continuous research and education are important components of Chiquita’s overall food safety program.
 

A Long Row to Hoe for Safer Food
A Long Row to Hoe for Safer Food

The proposed Produce Safety Rule takes an integrated and common-sense approach focusing on common actions effective in achieving safe produce.

Listeria Guidance & Best Practices in Produce Facilities
<i>Listeria</i> Guidance & Best Practices  in Produce Facilities

Published guidance is available to industry professionals regarding recommended procedures for controlling Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat produce operations.

The Impact of Temperature and Routing on Produce Shelf Life: Trucking’s Role in the Blame Game
The Impact of Temperature and Routing on Produce Shelf Life: Trucking’s Role in the Blame Game

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.

Nationwide Produce Outbreak: A Moment You Never Forget
Nationwide Produce Outbreak: A Moment You Never Forget

For an effective produce safety program having no kill step, the development of a multihurdle process is essential.

Perspectives from a Review of Selected Case Histories of Microbiological Problems with Imported Produce
Perspectives from a Review of Selected Case Histories of Microbiological Problems with Imported Produce

The challenges of detecting and controlling harmful microorganisms on imported produce remain complex on both the scientific and regulatory fronts.

Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else
Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else

Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.

Challenges, Progress and Solutions in Produce Safety
Challenges, Progress and Solutions in Produce Safety

Produce producers have witnessed a troubling and corresponding rise in microbial foodborne illness incidents associated with raw and minimally processed fruits and vegetables

FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce
FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce

The goal of the food safety initiative is to improve food safety and reduce the incidence of foodborne illness to the greatest extent feasible.

Earthbound Farm: Balancing Food Safety From Seed to Shelf
Earthbound Farm: Balancing Food Safety From Seed to Shelf

For produce producer Earthbound Farm, food safety begins in the field.

Microbiological Safety of Fresh-Cut Produce from the Processor to Your Plate
Microbiological Safety of Fresh-Cut Produce from the Processor to Your Plate

Fruits and vegetables are prone to microbial contamination from a wide range of sources.

An Engineering Approach to Ensuring the Safety of Fresh and Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables
An Engineering Approach to Ensuring the Safety of Fresh and Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables

Development of alternative pathogen decontamination technologies would certainly improve the safety of ready-to-eat and fresh agricultural products.

Confronting Food Safety Challenges Head-on in Produce
Confronting Food Safety Challenges Head-on in Produce

The causes of produce-related outbreaks, including field-level contamination or contaminated inputs such as water, do not discriminate between small or large producers.

Produce Safety: FDA Reaches Out to Producers and Packers
Produce Safety: FDA Reaches Out to Producers and Packers

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.

Ensuring Safe Produce from Farm to Fork in Europe
Ensuring Safe Produce from Farm to Fork in Europe

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.
 

Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety
Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety

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.
 

Exploring Implications of Mandatory Safety Standards
Exploring Implications of Mandatory Safety Standards

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.

Fresh Express: Cutting-Edge Food Safety
Fresh Express: Cutting-Edge Food Safety

In its long history, Fresh Express has set new standards for food safety and quality in the fresh-cut produce industry.

The Year of the Recall Response
The Year of the Recall Response

The year 2007 was a banner year for food-related recalls, and 2008 promised to be even worse.

Point-Counterpoint: The Produce Traceability Initiative
Point-Counterpoint:  The Produce Traceability Initiative

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association formed the Produce Traceability Initiative in 2007 to help produce companies and their buyer partners move toward achieving whole-chain traceability.

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