Food safety

Okanagan seeks USDA approval for non browning GMO “Arctic Fuji”

By |January 20th, 2016|

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Canadian grower Okanagan Specialty Fruit is seeking USDA approval for a third non-browning apple, which it calls the Arctic Fuji. This

Food safety research focuses on packing

By |January 14th, 2016|

Scientists hope to reduce food safety risks in Washington apple packing houses.

Gathering data for food safety

By |January 14th, 2016|

Research will help inform the FDA and producers as the Food Safety Modernization Act is implemented.

73rd Annual Cherry Institute opens on Jan. 15 in Yakima

By |November 25th, 2015|

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The 73rd annual Cherry Institute begins January 15 at the Yakima Convention Center with an update on the Cherry Breeding

Slice and sanitize to slow browning

By |November 23rd, 2015|

New products are reported to slow browning and reduce microorganisms on fresh-cut produce.

UV light controls pathogens

By |November 4th, 2015|

WSU scientists envision UV-C lights being installed on packing lines.

If netting is the future, what color?

By |November 2nd, 2015|

WSU researchers study how netting colors prevent Honeycrisp sunburn.

Food safety issues challenge industry

By |October 6th, 2015|

Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.

Ecofarm raises food awareness

By |August 7th, 2015|

People want to know where their food comes from and how it’s grown, says Washington grower Jim Baird.

Magic water

By |August 3rd, 2015|

Electrolyzed water is making waves in storage and packing house sanitation.

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