food safety technology

biotech foodsFarm & Ranch Guide reports there’s been recent press citing a survey which suggested that consumers in the U.S. hold mixed feelings about biotech food. The latest results of a long-running consumer survey by the International Food Information Council provide another perspective.

In 2006, the IFIC commissioned Cogent Research to conduct a quantitative assessment of

VeriPrimeVeriPrime, a member-owned federation of cooperatives including producers, processors and retailers, announced today that it will introduce the VeriPrime Traceability Assurance System (VTAS), to provide safer and Certified Traceable food products to American consumers. Certified Traceable food products are tracked from “farm to fork” to ensure accountability throughout the food chain. Food retailers electing to

green onionMinnesota Public Radio told consumers today not to expect a warning from the federal government on green onions despite an E. coli outbreak that’s sickened nearly five dozen people who became ill after eating at Taco Bell restaurants on the East Coast. Investigators are still trying to pinpoint the exact cause of the outbreak, but logoTwo food safety technologies for detecting and killing pathogens can cut costs for produce, fruit and vegetable processors, say researchers, according to

The first method uses a laser to detect and identify many types of bacteria, and is about three times faster and one-tenth as expensive as current technology, they claim. A second