Food Safety Magazine

Growers/GAPs

Food Safety and Farmers Markets
Food Safety and  Farmers Markets

Although the farmers and market managers used many good practices, some practices being used may put consumers at risk for foodborne illness.

Challenges and Innovations for On-Farm Bacterial Testing
Challenges and Innovations for On-Farm Bacterial Testing

Diagnostic assays for on-farm use have different constraints compared with those used in traditional laboratory environment
 

Meeting the Challenges of Produce Supply Chain Safety
Meeting the Challenges of Produce Supply Chain Safety

Edith Garrett, a fresh produce industry insider, discusses the challenges facing the produce industry.
 

Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight
Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight

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.
 

A Fresh Look at Produce Safety
A Fresh Look at Produce Safety

An interview with James Gorny reveals the current challenges to the fresh-cut produce industry.


FDA’s Obesity Initiative: A Look at Applied Nutrition and Labeling
FDA’s Obesity Initiative: A Look at Applied Nutrition and Labeling

A discussion of FDA’s obesity initiative, focusing on nutritional content and labeling is presented.

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.
 

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.

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.

Developing and Assessing GAPs Programs in Preparation for the Food Safety Modernization Act
Developing and Assessing GAPs Programs in Preparation for the Food Safety Modernization Act

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.

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.