United Fresh Promotes McEntire to Senior Vice President Food Safety & Technology

Dr. McEntire joined the association four years ago, bringing her extensive background in food safety, regulatory issues, and association management to the United Fresh Team.

FDA Announces the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint

July 14, 2020 FDA

FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., announced the release of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint.

FDA Redoubles Call to Action for Papaya Industry to Keep Consumers Safe from Foodborne Illness

June 26, 2020 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a second letter to papaya growers, harvesters, packers, distributors, exporters, importers and retailers outlining a series of steps that can be taken to prevent recurring outbreaks of Salmonella linked to papayas.

National Fisheries Institute Statement on the Safety of Seafood from the United States

Seafood from America is safe. The World Health Organization, United National Food and Agriculture Organization, and all major national food safety agencies report there is no connection between seafood and COVID-19. Simply stated, people cannot get COVID-19 from eating seafood. ”

LGMA: Process Underway to Further Strengthen Food Safety Requirements for Leafy Greens

Although leafy greens farmers are facing new challenges created by the Coronavirus pandemic, efforts to strengthen required food safety practices are still moving forward with numerous actions taking place this month.