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Cleaning vs. sanitization — and why it matters

The Produce Safety Alliance has developed a document explaining the difference between cleaning and sanitizing after some growers expressed confusion to regulators.

Web seminar looks at Romaine Task Force recommendations

The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association are presenting a web seminar on the findings of the Romaine Task Force.

Bob Whitaker's lasting legacy

“Thanks again for a great evening, and good night.”
Oct 25, 2019 by Tom Karst #Opinion, #Food safety

Renaissance Food Group sponsors United Fresh food safety program

The Renaissance Food Group is sponsoring a new United Fresh Produce Association’s year-long food safety program designed for young industry members.

Bob Whitaker challenges industry to heed research, improve food safety

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bob Whitaker, chief science and technology officer for the Produce Marketing Association, knew he would ruffle some feathers with his food safety address at the 2019 Fresh Summit.

TV ‘shark’ offers tips, ProteoSense wins PMA tech challenge

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Robert Herjavec of TV’s “Shark Tank” offered suggestions on adapting to changing technology and helped select the winner of a $100,000 investment from SVG Ventures at Fresh Summit.

Star Group focuses on tech program at Fresh Summit

The Star Group, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is expanding a focus on technology to improve processes from food safety to ensuring better flavor of the produce it grows.

Fresh Summit panel jumps into ‘hot’ industry issues

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The title of a morning “Experience Extensions” session at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit on Oct. 17 was “What’s Hot and What’s Not in Produce Science & Technology.”

FDA’s New Era of Food Safety meeting, webcast, reach capacity

A meeting designed to shed light on the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative is so popular that no spots are available, and the webcast of the meeting has also hit the maximum number allowed.

DeltaTrak joins IBM Food Trust, showcases loggers at PMA

DeltaTrak will be showcase FlashLink loggers at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo, and discuss the company’s decision to join the IBM Food Trust, a blockchain traceability program.