Great expectations

By |May 15th, 2013|

Milinda Dwyer

Mega retailer Costco Wholesale has high expectations when it comes to food safety and requires more from its [...]

Food Safety

By |April 12th, 2013|

● The May 16 deadline looms for public comments on two of the proposed rules implementing the Food Safety [...]

Speak out

By |March 1st, 2013|

Proposed regulations to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act could bring dramatic changes to the growing, harvest, and packing [...]

Food Safety Committee guides research

By |March 1st, 2013|

The Pacific Northwest Food SafetyCommittee, an industry advisory group representing tree fruit growers, packers, and researchers, was organized in [...]

Certification not unique to produce

By |March 1st, 2013|

Agriculture, with its various food safety and sustainable production standards now required by many retailers, is not the only [...]

  • FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor talks with Clinton Wissel, farmer and president of the Idaho Onion Growers Association, during a tour of the Northwest.
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    WATCH: Feds hold “Listening Session” on new food safety regulations

WATCH: Feds hold “Listening Session” on new food safety regulations

By |January 1st, 2013|

The federal government took a humble position and brought a big ear to a meeting with growers and others [...]

Planning for continued success

By |November 1st, 2012|

Those are among the reasons why the main theme of the association’s annual meeting, December 3 to 5, will [...]

Good Point: Proving safe produce is safe

By |September 1st, 2012|

Safe food is an unobjectionable term. No one wants unsafe food.

To assure the safety of the produce sold to [...]

Ready for the audit?

By |May 1st, 2012|

Nicole Brunner checks the Gras2p training manual, which can be purchased by any Washington grower.
Photo by Geraldine Warner

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Underground drip irrigation serves two purposes

By |April 1st, 2012|

Water is plentiful in the fruit-growing area along Lake Michigan’s eastern shore, so it’s not scarcity that’s an issue. [...]