Back from Portland, OR, where the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting was held this year, it’s natural to be thinking about the big things. This time of year, one that comes to mind is the safety of all the fresh fruit and produce we are scooping up. As “grown at altitude” Rocky…

How do I know whether the fruit I bought/ate has been recalled? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted a list of all fruits recalled to date from the Wawona Packing Co., including packing numbers, searchable lot codes and Block ID numbers. The agency has also posted photos of the clamshells, boxes and bags…

A California packing company has voluntarily issued a nationwide recall for several conventional and organic varieties of stone fruits packed between June 1 and July 12 because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing Co. of Cutler, CA, issued a voluntary recall on Saturday of conventional and organic varieties of yellow peaches and nectarines,…

The popular Men’s Health magazine is the latest to weigh in with a list of dangerous foods, along with information on how to increase their safety if you are still inclined to eat them.

The Men’s Health list includes the 10 most often contaminated foods that are likely to be popular with its readers. The …

If your kids were looking for reasons not to eat their fruits and vegetables, you better hope they were not watching the popular daytime TV show “Dr. Oz” last Friday.  

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiac surgeon from Cleveland, turned his Friday show into a warning about pesticides, labeling apples, spinach and peaches as …