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Hurst International touts Versaprint traceability codes

Los Angeles-based Hurst International is touting item-level traceability capabilities of its patented Print on Demand (POD) Versaprint labeling system.

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.

Eat Smart Sweet Kale bagged salads recalled in Canada

Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results have triggered the recall of certain Eat Smart Sweet Kale bagged salads due to potential listeria contamination.

Questions remain in FDA romaine E. coli investigation

An FDA report on an E. coli outbreak traced to California romaine offers no smoking gun into how and where the pathogen was transferred to the lettuce and distributed to numerous outlets.

PMA and United Fresh task force addresses recent food safety issues

Last year proved to be a difficult year for the leafy greens sector, with three outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce.

FSMA course in Colorado focuses on preventive control rule

Produce industry associations are sponsoring a three-day Food Safety Modernization Act training class in Delta, Colo.

CPS challenge offers $500K to target cause of outbreaks

The Center for Produce Safety, Woodland, Calif., is sponsoring a $500,000 challenge, seeking answers to cross-contamination issues in growing areas.

FDA resumes fresh produce inspections during shutdown

The Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 15 plans to start inspections of high-risk food facilities, which include leafy green processing plants, using mostly unpaid furloughed employees.

FDA seeks way to resume more inspections during shutdown

The FDA has stopped routine inspections of fresh produce and other food facilities because of the partial government shutdown, but its commissioner says plans are underway to somewhat remedy that.

FDA finds E. coli in irrigation reservoir, narrows romaine advisory

The FDA has named Adam Bros. Farm in Santa Barbara County as one source of the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine — but it cautions that the finding does not explain all the illnesses in the outbreak.