Garret Patricio Talks About Traceback for Cantaloupes

2012 April 30.

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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.

IFT Makes Traceback Recommendations

2013 April 1.

As a result of the traceback pilot projects authorized by the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Institute of Food Technologists, which conducted the projects, formally listed 10 recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration.  The recommendations are as follows:

Cal Giant Intensifies Focus on Traceability

2013 April 1.

As the 2013 berry season begins, the team at California Giant is focused squarely on continuing its leadership in food safety.  The Operations and Food Safety staff members are working to further enhance programs already in place while adding new elements to benefit everyone through the supply chain from the field to the consumer.

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.