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Q&A With the Produce Safety Project’s Jim O’Hara

As part of our ongoing expert Q&A series, a conversation with Jim O’Hara, director of the Produce Safety Project at Georgetown University, on food safety lessons from the EU, scale-appropriate produce safety regulations, and confidence in the U.S. food supply Q: The Produce Safety Project just released a report on lessons to take away from… Continue Reading

PA to Host Produce Safety Listening Session

Pennsylvania produce growers and food processors will have an opportunity to give their two cents on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) proposed produce handling rule.  This month, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will host a listening session in Harrisburg to engage the local community in the process. “As leaders in producing a variety… Continue Reading

Produce Safety Topic of Listening Sessions

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials, academics, and fruit and vegetable growers are engaging in discussion across the country on what new produce safety regulations should look like. In an ongoing effort to formulate effective produce safety policies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the FDA are inviting the discussion and encouraging public… Continue Reading

Foodborne Illness By The Numbers

Robert L. Scharff, with the help of funding from the Produce Safety Project at Georgetown University, recently published a study analyzing the financial impact of foodborne illness in the United States.  Employing the same methods used by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) economists, Scharff estimates that the total cost of foodborne illness in the United… Continue Reading