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Safe selling at the farmers market

Though National Farmers Market Week is coming to a close, the farmers market season is still well underway. In fact, as farmers markets become an increasingly popular way to get fresh farm goodies, some continue year-round.

And just like commercial kitchens, home kitchens, food production and processing plants and anywhere else where food can be […]

New technology could make veggies more fun

There are some who may argue that vegetables are pretty monochromatic compared with fruits. And it’s true — look at the vegetable side of your local store’s produce section, and you’ll see a lot of green.

However, food researchers are always looking for ways to liven things up — in terms of making plants easier […]

Studies find reusable produce containers often contaminated

Multiple recent studies have revealed the reusable plastic containers used by farmers to ship fresh produce from farms to grocery stores could transfer pathogens such as E. coli, from contaminated produce onto clean produce when the containers are not sanitized thoroughly.

According to a recent article in Food Safety News, two Canadian studies found evidence […]

Monday Links

Catch up on the latest news and information in the food safety, animal science and agriculture industries with Monday links!

Food Safety

Studies Find Reusable Produce Containers Often Contaminated – Food Safety News Reusable plastic containers used by farmers to ship fresh produce from farms to grocery stores have gained wide usage in the last […]

Safety tips for fun fall food

The autumn season is never complete without typical fall fun including trips to apple orchards, cider mills and local farmer’s markets. While purchasing locally-grown and produced fresh fruit, juices, vegetables, and other foods have grown more popular as of late, concerns about the safety of the items have come into question.

According to a recently […]

The Monday links you have been waiting for

Complied together for your reading pleasure is the latest news and information in the food and animal safety segments in this edition of Monday links!

Genomics

Sequencing Tsetse Fly Genome Reveals Surprises That May Save Lives – National Geographic The genome of the tsetse fly—a disease-ridden insect with surprisingly mammalian biology that stalks the […]

Beauty is in the eye of the USDA

Magazines have been known to Photoshop individuals nearly beyond recognition in order to achieve a sense of perfection and beauty. The images in the magazines and print ads depict a person in their peak physical shape with not a blemish in sight. This is a uniquely human trait—or is it?

Fruit and vegetables can be […]

Get in the know with the Monday Links

Can you believe it, we’re already at our last Monday Links for July! This year is going by quickly—and lots of news, too. Read below for your latest in food safety, toxicology and agricultural news.

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How to: Storing fruits

The produce section is my favorite part of the supermarket. Not only is it packed full with lots of vibrant colors, but it has foods that are great for you, and delicious too. I spend most of my shopping trips there filling up my cart. But once I get home, sometimes I get stumped. Where […]

USDA to host fruits and vegetables Codex meeting

Those interested in commenting on fresh fruit and vegetable agenda items slated for submission to an international food standards body soon will have the opportunity to do so.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has slated a public meeting from 1 to 3 p.m., January 30 at the USDA headquarters […]