Both industry food safety leaders and Food and Drug Administration produce safety staff say more research is needed on the levels of Listeria monocytogenes found naturally occurring on ready to eat produce.
Already a big player in meat and poultry facilities, Packers Sanitation Services Inc. is seeking to expand its footprint in the fresh produce world with real-time data monitoring of its sanitation services.
After a tough year for the southeastern produce industry, more than 3,400 of those growers and packers started the new year afresh at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga.
As we deal with yet another outbreak involving romaine, calls to do more for food safety are coming from all fronts. No one is more frustrated than the producers of leafy greens that these types of outbreaks continue.