Doug Grant

Doug Grant

Doug Grant is executive vice president and chief operations officer of The Oppenheimer Group, and chairman of the CPS Knowledge Transfer Task Force.

Food safety focus: Turning up the heat on composting

Both conventional and organic farming employ finished compost to enhance tilth and provide slow-release fertilizer for crops. However, compost can also pose a risk to the food safety of fresh produce.

Distance from CAFOs — Looking at the risks and how to mitigate them

Let’s explore a challenging, complex and sensitive food safety question: How can our industry operate more safely in proximity to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)?

To find food safety efficiencies, look to the research

As important as fresh produce food safety is, we all have limited budgets to work with. As executives, we should want to know whether the food safety investments we’re making have the desired effect.

Strive for perfection, settle for excellence

We all know there is no food safety “kill step” for fresh produce consumed in a raw state. 

Food safety truisms: trust, but verify

With the perishable nature of fresh produce, strong buyer-supplier relationships are critical to successfully get our foods from field to table.

It's time to fuel food safety change

Human nature is to resist change. But sometimes change is necessary to ensure the future.

How well do you understand irrigation water risk management?

As we all know, food safety outbreaks have a massive effect not only on growers, but on all stakeholders throughout the fresh produce supply chain.