FSMA Produce Safety Rule inspections to start this spring

The Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was established to set standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing and storage of the fruits and vegetables that we eat every day.

Like other FSMA rules, its implementation is gradual, giving producers time to outfit their operations and procedures in a way that […]

New USDA survey reveals variations in produce growers’ food safety practices

The Economic Research Service, a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recently issued an 84-page report on the level and type of food safety measures currently in place by the nation’s produce growers. The report outlines the baseline of food safety practices in the industry today as producers begin to implement practices that keep […]

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Animal Science

Chickens Found with Genetic Resistance to Bird Flu – The Poultry Site New research carried out at The Pirbright Institute indicates that the genes of some chickens makes them almost resistant […]

USDA toughens poultry standards to prevent Salmonella

In a new attempt to make headway against Salmonella, one of the country’s biggest, and most intractable, food safety problems, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a new, stricter limit on the bacteria in poultry products.

This news comes at a fitting time as a recent report estimates that 1.3 billion chicken wings will […]