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.
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.
Part 2 of what processors expect to focus on in the year 2020.
Time and temperature are the two most important parameters that dictate the use of blanching as a process preventive control
Only one big thing matters most in the IQF vegetable world: cleaning.
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.
How using the right vendors can reduce food safety risks in your operation.
Washing and rinsing the produce with water alone are not sufficient to eliminate pathogens.
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.
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.
Green sprouts have been the poster child for a fresh produce item that causes more than its share of food safety concerns.
The Food Safety Modernization Act’s provisions on agricultural water require reevaluation.
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.
It is important to understand your rights and responsibilities during a food regulatory inspection.
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.
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?
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.
An overview of how raw sprouts--a popular superfood--have been the source of recalls for the last 20 years.
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.
Although the farmers and market managers used many good practices, some practices being used may put consumers at risk for foodborne illness.