The poll findings illustrate that the current range of variations of date labels such as “best by,” “use by,” “sell by,” and “use or freeze by” is problematic for consumers to decipher what each of these different labels mean.
July 25, 2017
A new poll shows that nearly 60% of Americans have had a discussion within their household about the meaning of date labels on their food.
A variety of pre-harvest interventions can significantly reduce the risk that bacteria harmful to humans will infect food animals.
July 24, 2017
Wider use of evidence-based food safety interventions on farms and feedlots would significantly reduce the risk of people getting sick from contaminated meat and poultry, according to a report released The Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia.
The first project will test online marketplaces and mobile apps.
July 20, 2017
Researchers from W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, Ariz., will explore solutions to food waste through two unique research projects funded by the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
This study study calculated the cost of water pollution, pesticide exposure, greenhouse gas emissions and soil erosion for several types of produce.
June 13, 2017
Organic fruit specialist Eosta, The Netherlands, accounting firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young), New York, and other partners revealed the first results of a groundbreaking pilot program that demonstrates how organic fruit production has a positive economic impact on agriculture, the environment and consumer health.
The report provides extensive information about Smithfield’s leading food safety and quality initiatives and certifications.
May 16, 2017
Smithfield Foods, Inc., Smithfield, Va., published the third installment of its 2016 Sustainability Report, providing in-depth information about its continued commitment to produce safe, high-quality products.
Microbial hotspots—problem areas or equipment that chronically harbor microbes—are often to blame when a food safety or food quality issue arises in a processing plant. That’s why it’s important for plant managers to address chronic contamination.