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.

Listeria: Zero Tolerance or Low Levels?

2015 February 1.

For several years, food items other than fresh produce have usually been associated with listeriosis outbreaks.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), listeriosis is an important public health problem in the United States.