Cornell leads effort to train farmers on new produce safety rules

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) announced the start of two national produce safety training programs designed to help the produce industry understand the critical role it plays in public health and prepare it to meet the new regulatory requirements in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. […]

Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety

ITHACA, N.Y. – To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, according to new research published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Rain or irrigation creates soil conditions that are more hospitable to Listeria monocytogenes, which when ingested may cause […]

Got extra produce?

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE FOR RELEASE:  Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 Melissa Osgood office: 607-255-2059 cell: 716-860-0587 Got extra produce? Farmers to be reimbursed for produce donated to NY food banks ITHACA, N.Y. – Growers with good food but no market are encouraged to donate produce to food banks throughout the state as part […]