Food safety

  • 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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DNA test identifies pathogens in tainted foods

By |April 1st, 2012|

Fruit or vegetable packers concerned that their produce may be contaminated with unsafe pathogens will soon have a simple [...]

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. [...]

Tackle food safety one step at a time

By |March 15th, 2012|

Implementing a food safety program for an orchard might seem overwhelming. But with forethought, planning, and willingness to seek [...]

Good Point

By |February 1st, 2012|

Arsenic in apple juice. Apples, pears, and cherries on the Environmental Working Group’s latest “Dirty Dozen List.” Canned fruit [...]

Sell food safety from the top down

By |February 1st, 2012|

Food safety means different things to different people—sanitation, temperature control, personal hygiene, quality assurance, regulations—but what it really boils [...]

Single audit standard on the books

By |September 1st, 2011|

Produce growers are getting closer to being able to follow one standard set of food safety rules and undergo [...]