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AgSafe promotes Theresa Kiehn to acting president and CEO

AgSafe, Modesto, Calif., has promoted Theresa Kiehn to acting president and CEO.

Western Growers website tracks changes to LGMA guidance

Western Growers has launched an interactive website that allows the public to participate in discussions relating to leafy greens food safety and the industry to follow the process to strengthen those guidelines.

FDA again extends lab accreditation comment period

The Food and Drug Administration is extending the comment period for establishing a laboratory accreditation program for testing food.

FDA continues import inspections remotely

The Food and Drug Administration is asking importers to send records required by the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Foreign Supplier Verification Programs electronically.

FDA PSA tells consumers food is safe during pandemic

The Food and Drug Administration’s Frank Yiannas has a message for consumers: food is available and it is safe.

Anti-pathogen packaging technology launched

Atlanta-based Aptar Food + Beverage is launching InvisiShield packaging technology, which kills pathogens and extends shelf life.

PMA campaign addresses consumer COVID-19 concerns

The Produce Marketing Association, citing misinformation about produce and the industry in the COVID-19 crisis, is launching a campaign to connect directly with consumers to assure them produce is available and safe.

USDA extends expiring audit certifications by 60 days

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending audit certifications that expire on or before May 31 by 60 days.

Registrar acquires online food safety training company

Registrar Corp., Hampton, Va., has acquired Vinca LLC, which provides online training for food safety management systems.

Banana industry focuses on TR4 prevention

While world headlines are fixed on the coronavirus COVID-19, the banana industry is concerned, as well, about stopping the spread of Fusarium Wilt tropical race 4 — commonly called TR4 or Panama disease.