According to produce industry experts, there are no real surprises in the lengthy proposed rule for produce safety, which has been widely hailed as a big step toward a preventive food safety system. For the
After months of uncertainty over the future of the program, the Agricultural Marketing Service’s Microbiological Data Program, which tests produce for disease-causing pathogens like E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Listeria, has officially gone into shutdown…
While food and agriculture policy often take a back seat during presidential elections, the United Fresh Produce Association got both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on the record regarding some key food issues this week.…
Big Fresh has the blood on its hands.
The big fruit and vegetable lobby managed to kill a little food safety program that cost this $3 trillion government a grand total of $5 million annually.
Their first harvest of organic blueberries behind them, Karen and Spencer Fuentes, who farm north of Seattle, are eager “to absorb all the information they can get” about growing and selling their berries.
The United Fresh Produce Association Foundation will offer its popular course, “Training for a Recall, Communicating Under Fire” as a six-part online webinar.
The course, presented through the trade group’s Center for Food Safety and
The United Fresh Foundation’s A Salad Bar in Every School campaign has donated two new salad bars to public schools in the Washington, DC area, for a total of 50 salad bars to schools in
The produce industry, Whole Foods, and Chef Anne Cooper, the “renegade lunch lady,” are all working feverishly to get salad bars into schools, and their effort is picking up steam.
Whole Foods and Cooper’s Food,…