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 [...]

Put us to work for you

By |August 1st, 2011|

I am fortunate to travel the country meeting with apple growers, packers, and other USApple members, and hear firsthand [...]

In the box

By |August 1st, 2011|

Dawson Moore loves apples.

Apple fan
Dawson Moore, pictured on his first birthday last fall, just couldn’t wait until the [...]

Good Point – Save “Lassie”

By |May 1st, 2011|

In late March, Elizabeth Taylor died at age 79 after a long career in front of wedding cakes and [...]