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 […]

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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 […]

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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.


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 […]

FDA extends comment periods after technical difficulties

Following several outages of the website used to collect comments on proposed rule, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it was extending the comment periods on two Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules for seven days.

The comment periods on the preventive controls for human foods rule and the produce rule were […]

Comments on two FSMA rules due Friday

There are only two days left to comment on rules that would overhaul preventive controls for human food and produce standards.

The two rules, which stem from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), are set to close for comments Friday. The Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food […]