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Food safety initiative puts farmworkers front and center

When the topic is food safety, the first things that might come to mind for many are the farmers growing the food, the stores selling the food, and even the public health scientists who are testing the food to make sure it doesn’t contain any pathogens that could make us sick — or even kill… Continue Reading

Produce Traceability Survey to Measure Industry Progress

The companies and associations involved in the the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) — which is aimed at maximizing traceback in the industry — released a new online survey this week to assess the extent of the industry’s adoption of PTI milestones. The survey is open to all businesses in the produce supply chain and can… Continue Reading

CDC: Outbreaks Linked to Imported Foods Increasing

Foodborne illness outbreaks linked to imported food appeared to rise between 2009 and 2010, according to a new analysis released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday. CDC reported that half of the foods implicated in outbreaks were imported from “areas which previously had not been associated with outbreaks.” The research was presented… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Excluding Consumers a Bad Idea

Appalling seems to be the right word! This last week I was reading Joan Murphy’s article in Produce News Daily, “Dates set for industry meetings on new cantaloupe guidance document,” with some measure of hope until I got to the last line: The meetings are open to growers, buyers, auditors, academic experts, as well as… Continue Reading