traceability

With Traceability Top of Mind, A Greater Push to Company-Specific UPCs in 2020

Dan Education, Traceability

Beginning in 2020, only company-specific UPCs will be issued which will help enhance food traceability and increase inventory accuracy and category management for retailers. Generic UPCs will no longer be issued for North American produce by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) or the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA). The use of Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) will begin replacing specific …

western hemisphere

Western Hemisphere Agriculture Leaders on Food Security and Ag Trade

Dan Biotechnology, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Western Hemisphere agriculture leaders met on the margins of the G-20 Agricultural Ministerial in Niigata, Japan, affirming their intent to work together to champion global food security and agricultural trade on the basis of sound science and risk analysis principles. Following the meeting, top agricultural officials from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the United States issued the following statement.  “Together, …

food safety

Key Agency Behind in Modernizing Nation’s Food Safety System

Dan Cattle, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Livestock

Despite recent improvements, a key agency responsible for the nation’s food safety is still way behind in modernizing the nation’s food safety system. That’s from the Food and Drug Administration’s own inspector general and lawmakers who have oversight of the agency .Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration the power years ago to force recalls of food blamed for illness outbreaks.  But …

china

China Phasing Out More Pesticides in Push for Food Safety

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

China will begin eliminating the use of 12 pesticides over the next five years as it looks to improve safety of farm produce. The move comes amid an ongoing campaign to improve the environment and tackle soil pollution, according to Reuters. China has already withdrawn 22 of what the nation classifies as highly toxic pesticides from farm use, and it …

NIFA Funds Food Safety and Nutrition to Promote Safe Food Supply

Dan Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced support for research, education, and extension projects that promote a safe, nutritious food supply. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick consuming contaminated foods or …