Garret Patricio Talks About Traceback for Cantaloupes

2012 April 30.

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Traceability: Important or Indispensable?

2015 January 6.

During the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Conference in Indiana back in August of 2014, the theme of the session dedicated to food traceability was: Traceability is important for food safety and indispensable for food defense.

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.

WG TOOLBOX Web-Based Platform to Aid Growers Track & Accumulate Data

2013 April 1.

For several years now, Hank Giclas, Western Growers senior vice president of science, technology and strategic planning, has had a vision for a web-based platform that could help growers accumulate, store and regurgitate the data they need to provide to both government officials and the buyer community about the products they grow and ship.