LATEST NEWS FROM Food safety

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15:25PM Jun 21, 2020

Midwest cyclospora outbreak linked to store-brand garden salads

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Federal and state agencies are investigating a six-state outbreak of cyclospora illnesses with 76 cases linked to garden salad from Aldi, Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco stores.

19:05PM Jun 18, 2020

Going virtual with the CPS Research Symposium

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The inability to hold the Center for Produce Safety’s annual CPS Research Symposium in its traditional form has opened up new opportunities for greater participation, says Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, executive director.

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19:27PM Jun 16, 2020

Seeking safer production practices for leafy greens

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited June 9 with Scott Horsfall, CEO of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement about the group’s food safety efforts.

14:50PM May 22, 2020

California leafy greens growers work to prevent outbreaks

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Leafy green growers are pledging to follow recommendations that the Food and Drug Administration recently outlined in a report on E. coli outbreaks in romaine and other leafy Greens in

09:19AM Apr 06, 2020

FDA continues import inspections remotely

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The Food and Drug Administration is asking importers to send records required by the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Foreign Supplier Verification Programs electronically.

16:29PM Apr 03, 2020

Food industry releases response guidelines for COVID-19 employees

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Members of the Food and Beverage Issues Alliance have collaborated with the Food and Drug Administration on guidelines for food companies to follow if an employee or customer tests positive

20:22PM Mar 19, 2020

FDA answers food safety questions regarding COVID-19

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The Food and Drug Administration is addressing food safety concerns about the coronavirus COVID-19 through an extensive Q&A that cover