Diagnostic assays for on-farm use have different constraints compared with those used in traditional laboratory environment
Edith Garrett, a fresh produce industry insider, discusses the challenges facing the produce industry.
The produce industry came together to reduce the audit burden that it had enabled by accepting and supporting a wide variety of food safety audit standards.
An interview with James Gorny reveals the current challenges to the fresh-cut produce industry.
A discussion of FDA’s obesity initiative, focusing on nutritional content and labeling is presented.
Continuous research and education are important components of Chiquita’s overall food safety program.
For produce producer Earthbound Farm, food safety begins in the field.
Good Agricultural Practices comprise a prerequisite program that can be used to manage food safety risks in the field and during transport to packing environments.
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.