Celebrating National Fruit and Vegetable Month

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom has a friendly reminder about a month-long celebration of all of the produce that provide us fresh fruits and vegetables all year long. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Fruit and Vegetable Month June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable month. While most of us know that eating more fresh fruits and vegetables are …


USDA and FDA Announce Key Step to Advance Collaborative Efforts to Streamline Produce Safety Requirements for Farmers

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing effort to make the oversight of food safety stronger and more efficient, USDA and FDA announced the alignment of the USDA Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices Audit Program (USDA H-GAP) with the requirements of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA’s) Produce Safety Rule. The new step is …


FDACS Begins Efforts to Eradicate Oriental Fruit Fly

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has positively identified the presence of three Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade County. The initial fly was discovered during routine trapping, and additional flies were discovered during expanded trapping activities. The department, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, monitors more than 56,000 fruit fly traps statewide as an …