May 27, 2020 by Doug Grant
Both conventional and organic farming employ finished compost to enhance tilth and provide slow-release fertilizer for crops. However, compost can also pose a risk to the food safety of fresh produce.
Apr 22, 2020 by Doug Grant
Let’s explore a challenging, complex and sensitive food safety question: How can our industry operate more safely in proximity to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)?
Mar 13, 2020 by Doug Grant
Check all the boxes on the audit form and you are good to go, right? Unfortunately, many companies implicated in foodborne illness outbreaks had passing audit scores and still had a problem.
Jan 03, 2020 by Doug Grant
As important as fresh produce food safety is, we all have limited budgets to work with. As executives, we should want to know whether the food safety investments we’re making have the desired effect.
Mar 19, 2019 by Doug Grant
As we all know, food safety outbreaks have a massive effect not only on growers, but on all stakeholders throughout the fresh produce supply chain.
Nov 28, 2018 by Doug Grant
There is nothing like the fresh produce industry where we constantly deal with volatile markets, weather affecting crops, and labor issues, among many other areas across our supply chain.
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Doug Grant is executive vice president and chief operations officer of The Oppenheimer Group, and chairman of the CPS Knowledge Transfer Task Force.