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This is what FDA’s smarter food safety looks like

- General News
Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner for food policy and response at FDA, who helped oversee the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, says 2020 has been a true test.

FDA proposed rule requires stronger traceability for higher risk food

- General News
The FDA is proposing to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements (beyond what is already required in existing regulations) for persons who manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods the Agency has designated for inclusion on the Food Traceability List.

LGMA survey details members’ traceability systems

- General News
A survey of LGMA member companies operating shows that producers are capable of quickly tracking product involved in an outbreak or recall.

FDA issues injunction to stop sprout grower under Produce Safety Rule

- General News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that Fortune Food Product, Inc., an Illinois-based processor of sprouts and soy products, has agreed to stop production until it, among other things, undertakes remedial action and complies with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Mastronardi completes 5th EFI certification

- General News
Mastronardi Produce (sold under the SUNSET brand) has certified its fifth operation through Equitable Food Initiative.

LGMA releases ten things being done to make leafy greens safer this fall

- General News
In a year of unparalleled tragedies stemming from the pandemic to California wildfires, lettuce farmers in California and Arizona are taking action to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks.

Duncan Family Farms is first to install innovative irrigation water treatment system

- General News
Duncan Family Farms, a leading family-owned, multi-regional grower of over 7,000 acres of certified organic produce, today announced the installation of a highly effective, controllable and transportable treatment system for irrigation water.

California LGMA updates food safety practices

- General News
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Board voted last week to accept several updates to required food safety practices for the farming of leafy greens.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – August 21, 2020

- General News
Summer is salad time, but Pamela and Greg discuss how the leaf items coming from the Salinas, CA, area will face disruption because of heat and fires in the area.

HelloFresh recalls onions that may have Salmonella

- General News
HelloFresh has been informed by one of its ingredient suppliers that it is conducting a voluntary recall of its onions due to the potential presence of salmonella bacteria. Please discard all onions received from May 8 through July 31, 2020.