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California growers give tips on selecting the perfect cantaloupe

- General News
Something new is happening in the world of cantaloupe! According to the California Cantaloupe Advisory Board, which represents all growers of cantaloupe in California, cantaloupe growers around the world are increasingly planting newer varieties that have longer shelf life, which helps to reduce food waste.

LGMA: Videos explain the why behind food safety

- General News
Nearly ten years ago the California LGMA partnered with STOP Foodborne Illness to create a motivational training video for leafy greens producers. 

USDA to give $200MM for on-farm food safety expenses

- General News
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA plans to provide up to $200 million in assistance for specialty crop producers who incur eligible on-farm food safety program expenses to obtain or renew a food safety certification in calendar years 2022 or 2023.

SmartWash Boost pretreatment helps achieve highest level of pathogen protection

- General News
Growers know it is impossible to eliminate 100% of pathogens in fresh produce.

F&S Fresh Foods recalls Garden Highway Snacks Brand Protein Power Snack containing Jif peanut butter

- General News
F&S Produce Co. of Vineland, NJ is recalling a limited quantity of Protein Power Snack, because it contains a cup of 0.75oz JIF peanut butter which has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella.

FDA: How to fix a lousy job

- Analysis
The FDA is doing a lousy job in managing food safety for Americans. I won’t even say that that was the verdict of a panel at a Virtual Town Hall webinar sponsored by IFPA June 8. It was the premise.

FDA deputy commissioner says digital solutions are critical at WHO’s World Food Safety Day 2022

- General News
Speech by Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response - Food and Drug Administration. (Remarks as prepared for delivery)

Time for a Department of Food

- Analysis
Rather than tinkering with FDA, maybe it’s time for bigger thinking.

APHIS asks for feedback

- General News
Yes, I know: APHIS stands for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. But whenever I see the acronym, I think of insects. In a way, that’s appropriate. What does it do?

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – June 3, 2022

- Analysis
Pamela checks in from her vacation to hear from Greg about the strawberry hepatitis outbreak, Lidl's price break on 100+ items, and both have thoughts on inflation affecting travel this summer.