memorial day

Things to Remember this Memorial Day

Will Jordan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, USDA

Well as you remember the fallen service members that have fought for our nation this Memorial Day, it’s important to keep in mind that freedom is not free. Freedom to come and go as you’d like, worship as you please and vote for who you prefer – that freedom was paid for domestically and abroad under a banner of red, …

FDA Reassures Consumers That Food is Safe

Dan Field Crops, General, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to once again reassure American consumers that food is available and safe to eat during the coronavirus outbreak. The FDA released a 30-second PSA last week designed to cut through confusion and misinformation about the food supply during the pandemic. It reiterates the message the FDA and the fresh produce industry …

COVID 19 Response: Your Grocery and Food-Safety Questions Answered

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

(UF/IFAS) — It’s a battle of facts vs. myths in the rush to get information to the public about how consumers can safely shop for groceries and handle food during the coronavirus pandemic. To get the correct data, we asked three experts with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) to answer common questions: Keith Schneider, a UF/IFAS …

New Name for Georgia Farm Safety Program

Taylor Hillman Georgia

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has announced a program name change for its Farm Safety Program. GDA Education and Outreach Associate Elizabeth Stalvey says it’s now called Produce Safety Program. For more information, visit the new website. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

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 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, …

Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Dan FL Commissioner Report, Florida, Vegetables

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida growers are told how to get more information on the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. FSMA Produce Safety Rule You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Discover more by visiting Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners …