The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is advising consumers not to eat any Kuntry Gardens produce or products containing produce from Kuntry Gardens of Homer, MI, because it may be contaminated withContinue Reading Michigan consumers warned of produce contaminated with human waste
With 32 percent of the country’s fresh vegetables and 55 percent of its fresh fruit imported from other countries, the Food and Drug Administration is launching renewed efforts to make sure that produce is safe…Continue Reading FDA promises to enhance safety of imported produce with new initiative
Editor’s note: This piece was originally published by The Regulatory Review and is republished here with permission.
Insurance underwriters can help farmers manage the risk of microbial contamination in their fields.
Foodborne illness is a…Continue Reading Using insurance to regulate food safety and save growers from rainy days
Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the compliance dates for the pre-harvest agricultural water provisions as outlined in the recent 2021 agricultural water proposed…Continue Reading FDA proposes another delay for pre-harvest agricultural water requirements
The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of 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…Continue Reading FDA enforces import rules on pig ears, produce, dried fruit, etc.
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball has announced the release of new guidance document from the Produce Traceability Blue Ribbon Task Force that he says will help to further strengthen New York’s produce …
Continue Reading New York announces guidance to strengthen the produce supply system
Food safety advice has been offered following several floods in eastern Australia in the past few weeks.
Flooding and heavy rain in Queensland and New South Wales has caused power outages and roads to be…
Continue Reading Food safety tips issued after Australian floods
According to research from the University of California-Davis, concerns over foodborne risk from certain wild birds may not be as severe as once thought by produce farmers.
The study, titled “A trait-based framework for predicting …
Continue Reading Study shows that certain bird species pose more food safety risk to crops than others
Almost 450 people have fallen ill in Finland with salad from Sweden suspected to be the source of infection.
Officials in the city of Jyväskylä are investigating Salmonella cases and absence of children and staff…
Continue Reading Hundreds, mainly children, sick in large Salmonella outbreak
Beef products are one of the main sources of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections around the world, according to a report published by the FAO and WHO. Fresh produce was also a significant source.