Day: June 29, 2018

AU: Melon industry aims to win back consumers in six steps

Great Lakes Advocate: The melon industry is looking to win back consumers through a six stage process after a Listeriosis outbreak earlier this year. Together with Hort Innovation,  the industry launched a six-pronged initiative to combat foodborne illness risks and support the sustainability of the melon industry.
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Day: June 29, 2018

CA: Canadian study finds majority of teenagers need food safety education

New Food Magazine: A new study has uncovered a low level of awareness among youth around the proper precautions they need to take when it comes to handling food. The research from the University of Waterloo in Canada measured 32 different food-handling behaviours among Ontario high school students in grades 10 to 12 (around 15 to 18).
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Day: June 29, 2018

US: Dallas greenhouse growers say their leafy greens are safer

Food Safety News: Promoting its leafy greens as cleaner and safer for the planet and people, Eden Green Technology has struck a deal with Walmart to market its produce, which is grown without soil in vertical racks in greenhouses.
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Day: June 29, 2018

US: Growers share food safety wish lists at Forbes AgTech Summit

Ashley Nickle / The Packer: SALINAS, Calif. – Better pathogen detection or a kill step would help growers sleep better at night, executives from two leafy greens companies said during a Forbes AgTech Summit panel June 27.
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Day: June 29, 2018

US: Canal water likely source of E. coli in romaine-related outbreak

Coral Beach / Food Safety News: Federal officials say contaminated canal water near romaine lettuce growing fields is the likely source…

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