food safety

Romaine lettuce farmers take action to prevent future outbreaks

· June 5, 2018

While the FDA continues to investigate a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 associated with romaine lettuce the administration says any contaminated product from the Yuma growing region has already worked its way through the food supply and is no longer available for consumption. As the romaine lettuce outbreak, that has claimed five lives and […]

USDA tackles food safety with $7M specialty crop funding

· April 30, 2018

The USDA has announced the funding of $7 million to support 11 projects in six states to develop solutions to challenges affecting the specialty crop industries that cross state boundaries. The awards are managed through the Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP) administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). “The best way to tackle many of […]

The many faces of produce safety · March 8, 2018

It is so easy to get caught up in the competitive side of business. Or maybe that is just me, the marketer, always listening and looking for the things that push my brands ahead of the pack. I had one of those moments when I heard about GreenGate’s participation in the USDA Quality Monitored program. […]

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