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Solving Food Pathogen Outbreaks and Recalls
Solving Food Pathogen Outbreaks and Recalls

Measurement tools and partnerships are critical elements to investigating contamination events involving food pathogens.

Traceability: Myths and Misnomers
Traceability:  Myths and Misnomers

Traceability can be viewed from the perspectives of record keeping, the physical commingling of product, and the challenges when several foods are vehicles for a common source of contamination.

Is That Tomato Raw or Ready-to-Eat?
Is That Tomato Raw or  Ready-to-Eat?

The challenge with all of these fresh-cut, RTE products is that they were not getting any processing step required to eliminate the hazards that may exist on the raw materials.

Food Safety Priorities and Plans for 2020 – Part 2
Food Safety Priorities and Plans for 2020 – Part 2

Part 2 of what processors expect to focus on in the year 2020.

 

Blancher Validation Study: Coming Soon to a Blancher Near You!
Blancher Validation Study: Coming Soon to a Blancher Near You!

Time and temperature are the two most important parameters that dictate the use of blanching as a process preventive control

Validation of Individually Quick-Frozen Foods
Validation of Individually Quick-Frozen Foods

Only one big thing matters most in the IQF vegetable world: cleaning

Science-Based Recommendations for the Production of Safe Fruits and Vegetables in Developing Countries
Science-Based Recommendations for the Production of Safe Fruits and Vegetables in Developing Countries

Growing fruits and vegetables free of microbial, chemical, and physical contamination continues to be a challenge, especially in developing countries. Here we share best practices.

 

Reducing Food Safety Risks in Restaurant Operations
Reducing Food Safety Risks in Restaurant Operations

How using the right vendors can reduce food safety risks in your operation.

Disinfectants and Sanitizers Are Essential to Produce Safety
Disinfectants and Sanitizers Are Essential to Produce Safety

Washing and rinsing the produce with water alone are not sufficient to eliminate pathogens.

Is That a Beet or a Banana? Unwrapping Food Fraud in the Produce Industry
Is That a Beet or a Banana? Unwrapping Food Fraud in the Produce Industry

Industry must take it upon ourselves to ensure that our supply chain is sound. It’s the best defense against food fraud we could have.

Latest Research Findings Hit On Produce Safety Priorities
Latest Research Findings Hit On Produce Safety Priorities

The Center for Produce Safety answers crucial produce-specific food safety questions, providing science-proven results that are ready to use in the real world. It has successfully fostered a truly unique partnership, bringing together leaders from industry, government, and academia.

A New Approach to Solving the Problem of Sprout Safety
A New Approach to Solving the Problem  of Sprout Safety

Green sprouts have been the poster child for a fresh produce item that causes more than its share of food safety concerns.

Fixing FSMA’s Ag Water Requirements
Fixing FSMA’s Ag Water Requirements

 The Food Safety Modernization Act’s provisions on agricultural water require reevaluation.

LGMA: Ten Years Later
LGMA: Ten Years Later

While many in the leafy greens industry participated in the creation of the LGMA, it truly was a collaborative effort that united an entire farming community.

The Produce Safety Rule: Be Prepared for a Food Regulatory Inspection
The Produce Safety Rule: Be Prepared for a Food Regulatory Inspection

It is important to understand your rights and responsibilities during a food regulatory inspection.

Clean Up That Food! An Update on Sanitizers and Disinfectants - Copy
Clean Up That Food!  An Update on Sanitizers  and Disinfectants

The responsibility for the regulation of a sanitizer used on a food item is based upon the intended use of the sanitizer and on the status of the food in question.

Traceability and Food Safety in Produce
Traceability and Food Safety in Produce

Whole supply chain traceability is a combination of both internal (proprietary information and processes) and external transparency (shared information and processes among partners). Are your processes FSMA compliant?

Distribution of Chlorpyrifos Residues in Citrus Fruits
Distribution of Chlorpyrifos Residues in Citrus Fruits

During production and the postharvesting process of citrus fruits in conventional agriculture, residues of postharvest protectants as well as pesticides can be found in detectable concentrations.

FSM Scoop: Raw Sprouts
FSM Scoop: Raw Sprouts

An overview of how raw sprouts--a popular superfood--have been the source of recalls for the last 20 years.

Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up
Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up

Some of the evolving key provisions in the Produce Safety Rule are discussed, along with the ongoing public discussion between FDA and members of the food industry.

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