The Food Safety Partnership Between the U.S. and Mexico Reports Progress at Third Annual Meeting

September 18, 2023 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico reported continued progress in strengthening food safety at the third annual executive meeting of the Food Safety Partnership (FSP). The partnership includes the FDA, Mexico’s National Service of Agro-Alimentary Public Health Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS). Leadership from the three agencies participated in the meetings. Roughly one third of all FDA-regulated human food imported into the U.S. is from Mexico, including 60% of our fresh produce imports.

Revol Greens Engages Frank Yiannas, Food Safety Expert to Advise on Food Safety Practices

September 7, 2023 Revol Greens

Revol Greens, a prominent leader in sustainable greenhouse grown leafy greens production, is excited to announce the appointment of Frank Yiannas as an advisor for food safety. Frank Yiannas, former Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a distinguished figure in the field of food safety, will serve as a food safety consultant for the company.

FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness to Co-Host Webinar on Facing Food Safety Challenges

September 5, 2023 FDA

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the eighth in the ongoing series of webinars exploring food safety culture taking place on September 13, 2023, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm ET. The webinar series Collaborating on Culture in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety is in partnership with Stop Foodborne Illness, a non-profit public health organization.

How the FDA Uses Traceback to Respond to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

July 20, 2023 FDA

Every year the FDA responds to dozens of foodborne outbreaks, but what does that mean? What are the steps the FDA and other public health agencies take to determine the source of a foodborne illness outbreak and protect public health? 

AgroFresh Acquires Tessara Expanding Post-Harvest Solutions Portfolio

July 20, 2023 AgroFresh

The acquisition expands AgroFresh’s footprint in food waste reduction and freshness solutions for table grapes and berries and bolsters the organization’s impact in growing regions in South Africa, China, Australia, and South America.