The annual Center for Produce Safety (CPS) Research Symposium was held virtually in June and July of 2021 as a series of five webinars. This research symposium brought together a wide variety of audiences from across the globe, including stakeholders, growers, packers, retailers, academics, government agencies, and trade associations.
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When FDA announced that they were proposing a new rule to FSMA to advance farm-to-fork traceability across the fresh food supply chain, it was the first significant step they had taken to achieve the goals set forth by their New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative.
Imagine if you could see microbial contamination present and moving around in your work environment. What would you do with that information?
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Protecting America’s food supply is a critical task. A bipartisan group of Members of Congress led by US Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) is working to ensure legislative language is included by Congress in this year’s federal agriculture/Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appropriations (funding) bill that would further encourage coordination and communication among growers, food safety organizations and the federal government with respect to food traceability.
This year’s theme, ‘Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow,” was designed to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, and contribute to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development
Food safety is a never-ending journey. It is about constantly striving to improve and learn more about better methods and systems. Among the keys to continual learning are research and studies specific to produce that identify risks as well as mitigation steps
Throughout the past year, the fresh produce industry experienced drastic change when the world was launched into a global pandemic. Across the food supply chain, many businesses had to adapt in order to continue supplying high-quality produce to consumers. As the industry starts to imagine what a post-pandemic world will look like, one thing is certain: relationships in the produce sphere matter.
The comment period for the FDA’s proposed Rule 204 for Food Traceability closed on February 23. iFoodDS submitted comments in support of the new rule and also shared ideas to improve rule provisions.
iFoodDS is collaborating with Cornell University to advance professional opportunities for future food safety professionals through an internship program.