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CDPR Report: 97% of fruits and vegetables tested in California are free of illegal pesticide residues

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Newly released California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) data show that 97% of fresh fruit and vegetable samples collected and tested contain no illegal pesticide residue.

CPS Research Symposium to focus on produce safety essentials

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Center for Produce Safety’s 15th Annual Research Symposium will take on produce safety’s top research questions when the event gets underway June 18-19 in Denver, CO.

Provision names four strategic advisors

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After forming its Strategic Advisory Group with Dr. Jennifer McEntire this March, Provision Analytics is pleased to announce its new Strategic Advisors: Joan Rosen, Sharon Beals, Donna Lynn Browne, and Courtney Cox.

CPS study gauges pathogen risks from ‘forward processing’

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Based on recently completed research led by Xiangwu Nou, Ph.D., with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, the forward- and source-processing practices did not yield significantly different risks for the survival and growth of E. coli O157:H7 under laboratory simulation.

Eastern Produce Council Leadership Class holds food safety seminar

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The food safety seminar was led by Meredith Melendez, Associate Professor at Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Ewing, NJ.

Inteligistics offers one-click FSMA 204 report

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Inteligistics, which has been at the forefront of digital technology solutions supporting food industry supply chain optimization and visibility for over a decade, has released a significant update to their flagship InteliView data management platform.

LGMA groups launch online food safety training platform

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Three food safety organizations have collaborated on a training tool to help all their members in the produce industry. The shared on-line training platform is a learning management system

Gibson Farms recalls organic walnuts linked to E. coli outbreak

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The Organic Light Halves and Pieces shelled walnuts were sold to distributors located in California and Washington.

E. Coli outbreak tied to organic walnuts

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Of the 10 people interviewed, all 10 (100%) reported eating walnuts, and almost all reported buying organic walnuts from bulk bins in food co-ops or natural food stores.

Infinite Herbs expands recall of fresh organic basil

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Infinite Herbs LLC of Miami, Florida, is expanding its April 18th recall to include Melissa's brand fresh organic basil in 2.0 oz ( 96 packages, UPC 0 45255 14142 9) and 4.0 oz packages (24 packages, UPC 0 45255 14439 0) available for sale at Dierberg's stores in Illinois and Missouri between February 10th and 20th.