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FDA’s Senior Food Safety Adviser Leaving for Produce Marketing Association


Jim Gorny, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s senior adviser on produce safety at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, has been named vice president of food safety and technology at the Produce Marketing Association, the group announced on Tuesday. Gorny, who begins his new role at PMA on May 1, has been… Continue Reading

Nearly 80 Percent of Produce Growers Will Be Exempt from New Food Safety Rule


According to produce industry experts, there are no real surprises in the lengthy proposed rule for produce safety, which has been widely hailed as a big step toward a preventive food safety system. For the most part, the proposal, which would for the first time mandate preventative practices across the industry, follows well known best… Continue Reading

PMA Chief Warns Members About Food Safety

One of the nation’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable organizations, the Produce Marketing Association, just wrapped up its annual “Fresh Summit” in Atlanta with a warning from its chief executive officer. Bryan Silbermann, PMA president, told his members their biggest challenge is combatting deadly foodborne illness outbreaks during a time of rapidly growing demand for… Continue Reading

Q&A: Why the Produce Industry Opposes Tester

As part of our ongoing expert Q&A series, a conversation with Bob Whitaker, the Produce Marketing Association’s Chief Science Officer:  After working with Congress to get comprehensive food safety legislation in the pipeline, the Produce Marketing Association joined 19 other big produce interest groups last week to oppose S.510, a bill they’d been actively supporting,… Continue Reading

PMA, Sysco Bring Food Safety Training to Orlando

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA), Sysco Corporation and Primuslabs.com will hold a local grower training in Orlando, FL on October 13. The one-day workshop is designed to help local growers explore the challenges of implementing a company food safety plan, meet the requirements of restaurant and retail outlets, and above all, protect their business and bottom… Continue Reading