Produce Safety Rule (FSMA) and GLOBAL.G.A.P.

Representatives from ApRecs recently joined peers from across the United States and South America in Salinas, CA at the GLOBALG.A.P. US Technical Committee work shop. We participated in an in depth workshop to harmonize the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce rule with the GLOBALG.A.P. v5 Scheme and are pleased to report that for those involved […]

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Sense + Nonsense of Farm Certification

Last week at the United Fresh Produce Association GLOBAL G.A.P. Tour in Chicago we heard from leaders in Agriculture about the challenges of Food Safety and Sustainability Certification.  With representatives present across the spectrum, perspectives were varied but on point. After the keynote addressing the role of audits in the industry, GLOBAL G.A.P. President Kristian […]

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Global GAP Tour 2015

We’re excited to be joining our friends and colleagues at the GlobalGAP and the United Fresh produce trade association United Fresh Convention (June 8-10).  We’ll be heading out to Chicago for the one-day conference, Thursday, June 11, with leading agricultural industry and government representatives. The tag line is “beyond food safety” which has many concerned, […]

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Britt Dudek on Data and Technology on the Farm

The AGx Conference was a sponsored ApRecs event held in conjunction with the Washington State Horticultural Association Annual Meeting. Below is a transcription of Britt Dudek’s presentation on Data and Technology on the Farm. Britt Dudek is a partner in ApRecs, and the Program Director. In this presentation, Britt speaks from the role of President […]

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President Obama Tries to Better Protect Food Supply

President Barack Obama has proposed a new food safety agency to better protect the food supply, which has been rocked by a number of high-profile incidents in recent years. USA Today reported: The Obama administration would combine the food safety responsibilities of the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration under one roof, with […]

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Is the Path for FSMA thru FSSC 22000?

I attended a webinar recently, FSSC 22000…The Road Ahead hosted by SafetyChain.  A description of the hour-long webinar: FSSC 22000’s U.S. Liaison Dr. Jacqueline Southee discusses what’s new for FSSC this year; where FSSC is going in 2015 and beyond; how you’ll be impacted by the changes on the road ahead; and how to start preparing today […]

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What does Navigable Mean to a Farmer?

Words have power. A government agency wants to remove just one word from a federal law. But taking away that word will have detrimental effects on farmers and ranchers across the nation. Jessica Domel explains. Discussion Point: How is this being interpreted in your community? Join the conversation at the Packer Cafe

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Lean Service Waste of Opportunities Lost

In a recent blog post, Lean Service Waste in Food Safety, I introduced the seven Lean Service Wastes as defined by Bicheno and Holweg (2009). The service waste we will address in this Monday’s blog on Lean Service Waste is Opportunities Lost. An opportunity lost to retain or win customers, a failure to establish rapport, […]

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