United Fresh Produce Association

Eight weeks after the first person became sick, government inspectors still haven’t been able to pinpoint who grew and distributed pre-chopped romaine lettuce associated with a deadly and ongoing E. coli outbreak.

Some in the fresh produce industry are blaming the Food and Drug Administration for the delay, saying the government hasn’t taken advantage of…

A new food safety group for controlled-environmental agriculture will sprout in June in Chicago, according to leading CEA growers. “The intent is to establish food safety standards,” says a spokesman.

Brightfarms, AeroFarms and Little Leaf Farms are the controlled-environmental growers getting behind the new food safety group. The first meeting will be during the United…

The notion that “the food police are coming” motivated attendees at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference earlier this month to attend a session featuring Jeffrey Steger, assistant director in the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, and prominent attorney Doug Fellman, a partner, at Hogan Lovells US LLP. logo United Fresh D.C. ConferenceThere have…

When Albany Law School Professor Tim Lytton attended the 2015 Food Safety Summit in Baltimore nearly two weeks ago, he could sense something, however faintly, among the crowd of food industry professionals: nervousness. For decades, he said, the public has been anxious about the safety of our food system. From the Jack in the Box…