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Zest Labs finds shelf life varies significantly at retail

Retail research conducted this year by San Jose, Calif.-based Zest Labs finds big variability in the shelf life of strawberries, romaine lettuce and packaged salads.

Food safety workshops bring livestock, produce industries together

Two workshops will bring members of the fresh produce and livestock industries together to start a dialogue that could be beneficial in preventing foodborne illness outbreaks.

CPS OKS $1 million for ag water research following outbreaks

The Center for Produce Safety is offering up to $1 million in regional grants for researchers to study when and where ag water treatments are appropriate, and what options are available to growers.

A restaurant experience at home with Taylor Farms salad kits

Taylor Farms has four new chopped salads kits — Roasted Garlic, Tangerine Crunch, Steakhouse Wedge and Salsa Ranch.

Produce safety symposium features look at romaine outbreak

The Center for Produce Safety’s 2019 Research Symposium is focusing on the biggest food safety issue the industry has faced in the past year with a two-part session, “Perspectives on the 2018 Romaine Outbreaks.”

Going the extra mile with food safety

SAN ANTONIO — Martin Wiedmann, a food safety professor at Cornell University, delivered a stern message to the industry in a recent tradeshow address: Your food safety efforts may very well be insufficient.

FDA calls for 'New Era of Food Safety'

The FDA is ushering in what it calls a New Era of Smarter Food Safety, with a focus on technology to trace the origin of fresh produce.

Here's what the Romaine Task Force is seeking input about

The Romaine Task Force is seeking input on a list of recommendations concerning outbreak prevention, traceability, product labeling and outbreak investigations.

Romaine Task Force seeks input on recommendations

In February we committed to sharing the progress of the Romaine Task Force, and we’re seeking stakeholder input on the task force recommendations.

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.