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

Abbey 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 point to go find more …

4 Things You Need to Know About the Produce Safety Rule

Abbey Taylor Food Safety, Top Posts

Compliance dates are quickly approaching for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. There is still some confusion regarding the purpose of the rule, compliance dates and the produce that is covered under the rule. Here are four things you need to know to better understand the rule. Why is this rule necessary? …

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 is partnering with University of …

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, Keith Schneider and Renee Goodrich …