The purpose of farm food safety is to assess and minimize the risk caused by microbial contamination.
The Urban Food Hubs model seeks to form a decentralized network of local food centers that improve food security and nutritional health.
An on-farm food safety training program was developed to help farmers implement good food safety practices on the farm.
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 potential applications of this work with Bt maize are discussed with regard to reductions in pesticide use and resistance, as well as benefits to crop safety.
In this article, we take a closer look at a reductionist versus an apparent holistic approach for agricultural crop production practices.
Food safety is of central importance to all countries in the Americas, regardless of their level of development. Beyond threats associated with any specific product or contaminant, the most pressing challenge is to establish, promote and support a food safety culture, one in which all consumers both expect and have access to healthy food, regardless of where or by whom it is produced.
The Food Safety Modernization Act’s provisions on agricultural water require reevaluation.
Modern food trends create food safety challenges that mandate changes to the food code to protect public health.
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
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.
All food industries, including those involved with spices and botanical ingredients, face challenges in providing safe products to consumers.
The food industry and regulatory agencies have both been reluctant to suggest that consumers bear some responsibility for the safe handling of foods.
Food security is dependent upon a strong global food safety system.
Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh 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.