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FDA approves company for 3rd-party certification program

The Food and Drug Administration has added Global Standards S.C. as an approved certifier for companies seeking Food Safety Modernization Act requirements.

FDA: food pesticide residue levels “not concerning”

The Food and Drug Administration has released its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program report for fiscal year 2017.

Urban Remedy recalls salads, wraps

Urban Remedy, a California-based producer and retailer of ultra-fresh, organic meals, is voluntarily recalling 76 salads and wraps that contain spinach that may be contaminated with E. coli.

CDC: Papaya salmonella outbreak over, investigation continues

Federal health officials report that the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Uganda illnesses linked to Cavi Brand whole, fresh papayas appears to be over.

Center for Produce Safety announces 2020 request for proposals

The Center for Produce Safety is calling for preliminary research proposals and corresponding research priorities.

FDA, state ag departments sign produce safety plan

The Food and Drug Administration has signed an agreement that will help state departments of agriculture as they take on roles in ensuring the Produce Safety Rule is implemented.

CPS research focuses on possible problem areas in fields

A group of researchers are developing a risk-based model for customized produce sampling programs that take variables such as field size and commodity being tested into account.

FDA to talk about New Era of Food Safety plan

The Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a public meeting on its New Era of Smarter Food Safety campaign.

SmartWash now available to European fresh-cut firms

JBT Corp. and SmartWash Solutions have entered into a partnership to offer fresh-cut produce processors in Europe a food safety solution.

FDA: Continued papaya outbreaks ‘unacceptable’

The FDA, citing eight foodborne illness outbreaks linked to papayas since 2011, says repeated outbreaks are unacceptable and the industry must take action to step up food safety efforts.