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AFF research shows progress in produce safety

- General News
A new consumer research project conducted by the Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) shows a 20% decline in overall levels of concern about produce safety over 2016 survey levels.

IFPA presents recommendations to USDA Industry Advisory Committee

- General News
On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, senior leadership from the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) presented several recommendations on key issues facing the produce sector – ranging from produce safety to nutrition to research/data collection and prioritization – to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee and asked the committee to address these or adopt them.

IFPA announces Class Three of Produce Safety Immersion Program

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is pleased to announce the Class Three Fellows of the Produce Safety Immersion Program, sponsored by Calavo Growers/Renaissance Food Group at the gold level, and Ecolab as a silver sponsor.

MCFA to Biden: Specialty crop growers must be part of pesticide policy conversations

- General News
Concerned that specialty crop growers are at risk of needlessly losing access to key “minor use” crop protection tools, Minor Crop Farmer Alliance (MCFA) is calling on the Biden administration to use sound science to direct the federal government’s pesticide safety decision-making, and to promote sound science with the U.S.’s international trading partners.

Fresh produce is safe, but how do we get consumers to believe it?

- Produce with Pamela
Whenever I’m feeling like some punishment, I wade into a moms group discussion on social media. It’s an eye-opening experience. This time of year, the windmill I’m usually chasing is the Dirty Dozen. Instead, it’s fresh produce safety during COVID-19.