Food Safety

National Commodity-Specific Food Safety Guidelines for Cantaloupes and Netted Melons

Developed by a broad, national coalition of industry stakeholders and government representatives, the National Commodity-Specific Food Safety Guidelines for Cantaloupes and Netted Melons is availab

Arizona Leafy Greens GAPs - English and Spanish

In 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its “Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.” The practices outlined in this and other

Family Farmers Say Don't Let 'Dirty Dozen' Allegations Keep you From Fresh Fruits

2012 March 21.

Watch Chelsea McClarty, fifth generation farmer,
talk about the benefits of eating healthy fruits.

Perspectives on GFSI

2014 November 1.

Have you ever been confused by the use of the term Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme or what a GFSI audit entitles? Did you miss our September 25, 2014, webinar related to three different perspectives on GFSI audits?

THE PRODUCE RULE: FDA Adds “Flexibility” in Latest Proposal

2014 November 1.

In mid-September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its latest iteration proposing changes to four crucial “rules” in the regulations needed to implement the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety, Preventive Controls for Human Food, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.  The first two areas are of most concern to Western Growers.