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Center for Produce Safety reveals 10 research grants for 2016

Ten of the good guys and gals in the battle to defeat foodborne illness just got $2 million from the Center for Produce Safety to help with seek-and-destroy efforts focused on pathogens’ pathways to people via produce. While fresh fruits and vegetables are undeniably vital for good health, many of them pose a greater risk… Continue Reading

Growers eye FDA’s Produce Safety Rule from ground level

The fresh produce industry is watching closely as enforceable requirements in the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule gradually come into play at ground level. The rule is one of seven the agency has drafted to implement facets of the sweeping 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Published in the Federal Register on Nov. 27, 2015, the final version of… Continue Reading

Arizona exempts potlucks, school veggies from food safety rules

Eating dangerously will be possible in Arizona by late July. Non-commercial potluck social events, exempt from food safety rules for food and beverages, will be legal outside the workplace. Gov. Doug Ducey signed the covered-dish dinner exemption earlier this month after the Arizona Legislature approved House Bill 2341, which removed the ban on potlucks outside workplaces. State… Continue Reading