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EFI names Marketing Advisory Council

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is working to expand from primarily business-to-business marketing to business-to-consumer outreach as it aims to provide support and added value to retail partners and EFI-certified growers.

AFF hosts ‘Facts Not Fear’ produce safety media tour

- General News
The Alliance for Food and Farming hosted its fourth “Facts, Not Fear” Produce Safety Media Tour for registered dietitians, health and nutrition writers and bloggers on September 13, 14 and 15 featuring crops in the Pacific Northwest.

Covic International’s Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria

- General News
Covic International Trading Inc. is recalling Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Kroger issues voluntarily recall on bagged kale due to possible listeria

- General News
The Kroger Co. is voluntarily recalling its 16-ounce Kroger bagged kale product, produced by Baker Farms, due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.

CFIA to allow preharvest testing option for romaine imports

- General News
Yesterday the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced it will accept either pre-harvest or finished product testing as part of its requirements for importing romaine lettuce into Canada between September 30 and December 31, 2021.

Buurma Farms recalls parsley due to possible health risks

- General News
Buurma Farms Inc. of Willard, OH, is voluntarily recalling 320 boxes of its Plain Parsley after testing showed possible contamination with Shiga-toxin producing E.coli.

Dole Fresh Vegetables issues limited recall of parsley due to possible E. coli contamination

- General News
Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of conventional Curly Leaf Parsley.

CFIA adds Chopped Salad Kits to Eat Smart recall due to Listeria

- General News
Curation Foods is recalling Eat Smart brand Chopped Salad Kits from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food safety starts at the farm

- Analysis
September is National Food Safety Education Month and while our industry seems to live and breathe food safety, the upcoming focus on it does beg the question – how much do consumers know and understand about food safety?

EFI celebrates National Food Safety Education Month

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, is celebrating National Food Safety Education Month by encouraging growers and agricultural associations to share their commitment to food safety and remind consumers that farmers and farmworkers are on the frontlines of providing safe, nutritious food.