Each summer, Oklahomans find themselves celebrating weekends with backyard barbeques, and while the grilled meats may be the main attraction, a summer cookout is incomplete without the perfect summer salad. 

 Just as there are safety protocols for handling meat, there also are recommendations for the proper handling of produce. Food

Continue Reading Summer is here — don’t forget safety protocols for produce

An E. coli O157 outbreak thought to be linked to fresh organic produce is spreading in Washington State, having infected people in four counties as of this afternoon.

“The outbreak currently includes six confirmed cases across Benton County (1), King County (3), Snohomish County (1) and Walla Walla County (1),”
Continue Reading UPDATED: Washington E. coli outbreak spreads; children in 4 counties involved

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click here to go to the FDA page
Continue Reading Problems with fish, papaya, other fresh produce initiate holds at U.S. borders

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click here to go to the FDA page
Continue Reading Actions target milk products, fish, canned foods, fresh produce at U.S. borders

A win-win is always welcome. But what about a win-win-win? Researchers say that’s what’s possible with agrivoltaics, a groundbreaking system that combines solar energy with agriculture. Some refer to it as “dual solar” or “solar sharing.”

The win-win-win here is the ability of agrivoltaics to increase food production, boost renewable
Continue Reading Agrivoltaics scores impressive triple win, but some food safety concerns remain

This year’s Dirty Dozen list from the Environmental Working Group opens with a statement about COVID-19 and food safety, encouraging consumers to continue to eat fresh fruits and vegetables during the pandemic.

Officials with the non-profit organization also say certain leafy greens, including kale and spinach, are among the fresh
Continue Reading Some leafy greens added to Dirty Dozen, strawberries still at top of the EWG’s list