FDA Final Produce Rule Information
December 17, 2015
The final FDA rule "Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption" was published in the Federal Register on November 12, 2015.
Don't get bugged! Keep holiday foods safe.
December 14, 2015
Holiday celebrations are in full swing and the last thing anyone wants is to have a loved one develop a foodborne illness because of a favorite food they ate. If you are not careful foodborne illness can be an uninvited guest during the holiday season.
Phone App Allows Researchers to Conduct Concealed Food Safety Observations
October 1, 2015
Smartphones are so ubiquitous, and text messaging and social media activities so common in public places, that no one questions what anyone does with their phone. That pervasiveness allows a phone application to be used in direct, concealed observations without alerting the people being observed.
Penn State Extension plays critical role in educating food suppliers
February 24, 2015
In the last few years, as the federal government has tightened safety regulations across the food supply chain to prevent foodborne illness, the role Penn State Extension plays in educating growers and processors to comply with new prevention-based controls has become critical.