The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses in Indiana, Nebraska, and Wisconsin potentially linked to fresh conventional (non-organic) blackberries from the grocery store, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market.
The Food and Drug Administration released this statement November 20: Consumers are advised not to eat …
Matt Miles, facilities manager for Allan Bros. Inc., Naches, WA, says once you accept that listeria could be anywhere in a packinghouse, you can work to systematically eliminate it.
The salads potentially linked to a cluster of E. Coli O157:H7 illnesses are significantly past their use-by dates, and it does not affect any product currently on store shelves, the company says.
This domestic sampling assignment may include wholesalers, foodservice distribution centers, and commercial cooling and cold storage facilities, including on-farm holding facilities. Samples will only be collected after harvest and not from farm fields.
he Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has funded its first-ever research project to study the effectiveness of various agricultural water treatments, awarding $200,000 to a team led by University of Arizona's Channah Rock, Ph.D.
The use of brand owner-specific UPCs or Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) captures the brand owner and product identification while also providing a number of benefits including the globally unique identification of fresh produce.
Taher, Inc., in conjunction with Mann Packing Co., as part of a multi-state recall due to the potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes, in an abundance of caution is announcing a voluntary recall of vegetable cups served in select locations in Minnesota.
he latest food safety testing conducted on IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) has confirmed damaging pathogens – viruses and bacteria – are removed or deactivated by IFCO’s cleaning, wash and sanitation process. Testing was conducted by a certified independent laboratory.
United Fresh has opened the public comment period to the just-posted redline version of the Produce GAPs Harmonized Standard, detailing the proposed revisions that were reviewed by the Technical Working Group at their September meeting.