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Law adds agriculture inspectors, trained dogs at border entries

President Trump has signed into law a bill that adds agricultural inspectors and canine teams at border entry points to examine food imports.

FDA expands comment period for lab accreditation program

The Food and Drug Administration has extended the comment period for the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Laboratory Accreditation Program proposed rule.

CPS Research Symposium registration open

The Center for Produce Safety has opened registration for its 2020 Research Symposium.

Registrar updates FDA food safety compliance monitor

Registrar Corp. has upgraded it FDA Compliance Monitor with risk evaluation tools.

Survey shows influence of outbreaks, recalls on consumers

Fifty-six percent of U.S. shoppers are more concerned about food safety than they were a year ago, according to a survey from British consulting firm Lloyd’s Register.

SmartWash Solutions offers continued training

Companies that use the SmartWash Solutions system to mitigate bacterial cross-contamination in wash water, are getting more than a water additive.

FDA warns Jimmy John’s after outbreaks from sprouts, cukes

Jimmy John’s has a pattern of receiving and selling “adulterated” sprouts and cucumbers, leading to repeated outbreaks of foodborne illness, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Fresh Sprouts brand Fresh Bean Sprouts recalled due to salmonella

Fresh Sprout International is recalling Fresh Sprouts brand Fresh Bean Sprouts from the marketplace due to possible salmonella contamination.

CPMA teams with National Sanitation Foundation for food safety events

Canadian Produce Marketing Association has partnered with National Sanitation Foundation Canada to offer food safety, regulatory and quality assurance workshops to association members and nonmembers starting in March.

Coronavirus, produce safety, and a hero

Fourteen years after the spinach crisis, there is still a significant amount of work to be done to ensure the food we grow, process and bring to market is safe.