Although the farmers and market managers used many good practices, some practices being used may put consumers at risk for foodborne illness.
Diagnostic assays for on-farm use have different constraints compared with those used in traditional laboratory environment
Washing cannot always make leafy greens safe, so the concept of homogeneity in all microbial testing is critical for the ability of samples to represent the lot.
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.
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.
The safety of imported and domestic fruits and vegetables is a priority for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This article will discuss recent activities the agency has initiated to assure that consumers receive safe produce.
With the implementation of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement, huge strides have been made in the area of food safety.
Experts agree that pathogen contamination of produce growing in fields may be reduced by applying Good Agricultural Practices.
Refrigerated, perishable products offer a unique level of complexity since there is no singular technology to assure product safety for the broad spectrum of products that exist.
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.
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.
For an effective produce safety program having no kill step, the development of a multihurdle process is essential.
Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.