CHICAGO — Through a hypothetical outbreak scenario, a workshop at the United Fresh Produce Convention showed the considerable challenges federal investigators and regulators face when real outbreaks occur.
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.”
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.
SAN ANTONIO — Martin Wiedmann, a professor of food safety at Cornell University, listed at a Viva Fresh education session ten mistakes he believes companies must avoid to prevent another situation like the recent string of outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce.
The Alliance for Food and Farming has an updated website — safefruitsandveggies.com — to better serve a growing base of consumers, dietitians and others looking for science-based information on fresh produce.
Members of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement have adopted new rules requiring them to sanitize “open source” used water for overhead irrigation following recent E. coli outbreaks that led investigators to suspect water as a cause.