USDA Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Irma

Abigail Taylor Food Safety, Industry News Release, Top Posts, Weather

Contact: USDA Press, Phone: (202) 720-4623, Email: press@oc.usda.gov USDA Reminds Individuals and Small Businesses USDA Offers Disaster Assistance Programs to Help WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses impacted Hurricane Irma that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff…

Georgia Department of Ag Hosts Produce Safety Training

Josh McGill Food Safety

The Georgia Department of Agriculture held its first Produce Safety Alliance grower training on May 31 in Tifton. Maggie Hart, training and outreach coordinator for the produce safety team at the Georgia Department of Agriculture, says she received a great response to the training. The training is a requirement of the new Produce Safety Rule.…

UF Study: Family, Friends Are First Source for Food Safety Info

Abigail Taylor Food Safety, Top Posts

  By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most people who wonder about food safety will ask their family or friends for help, not necessarily experts, according to new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research. On the other hand, those people categorized by UF/IFAS researchers as “seekers” make it a…

Register Now for the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Kelsey Fry Food Safety, Top Posts

The Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training is February 7 at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Suwannee County Extension office in Live Oak. Jill Dunlop with the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA), a grower trade association, handles the food safety and sustainability education and outreach program. She says the FFVA…

Southeast Growers Learn About Federal Food Safety Act Requirements

Josh McGill Food Safety, Top Posts

By: Beverly James GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers and Extension agents are fanning across the state and the Southeast region to help growers and packers meet new federal food safety guidelines. Driving across the state to packinghouses, farms and training centers, scientists such as Michelle Danyluk,…