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CPS to start 10 new food safety projects

- General News
To help answer the fresh produce industry’s most urgent food safety questions, Center for Produce Safety has just funded 10 new research projects, valued at just over $2.7 million.

Remedies for cantaloupe’s food safety problems

- Analysis
FDA may have ruled that the latest string of outbreaks of cantaloupe-linked salmonella is over, but food safety litigator Bill Marler is understandably exercised about the persistent problem.

FDA declares Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe over

- General News
The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with Canadian, state and local partners, investigated an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to recalled cantaloupe.

BrightFarms recalls spinach and salad kits

- General News
The recalled products were distributed to retailers in seven states including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

EFI introduces customized audits

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) announces the expansion of its certification offerings, reducing the growers' burden by allowing for a customized audit approach

Associated Food Stores to use Procurant software

- Retail
Procurant, a collaborative software platform for retail grocers, has been selected to provide perishables purchasing and source-to-pay order management by Associated Food Stores (AFS), a collection of more than 450 independent retailers across the western United States.

Kings River becomes first in citrus on traceability compliance

- General News
Kings River Packing is the first citrus company to do traceability according to the FDA’s FSMA 204 food traceability law.

Another lawsuit filed in cantaloupe outbreak

- General News
The national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates has filed another lawsuit in the Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak linked to Malichita and Rudy branded cantaloupe distributed by Sofia Produce, L.L.C. (Trufresh).

Bean sprouts recalled over Listeria risk

- General News
The recall was initiated after a random sample resulted in confirmation of presence Listeria monocytogenes in the product.

Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe expands to 42 states

- General News
As of December 14, 302 people infected with one of the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 42 states.