Consumers don't buy leafy greens and other healthy supermarket produce anticipating the food might make their families sick. Or at least, they didn't used to.
Trials of potentially 'world-changing' technology aimed at prolonging the life of fresh produce have proved successful.
This was the key recommendation of the EU-funded VEG-I-TRADE project, which was launched in 2010 to assess the safety of fresh produce in a rapidly evolving context of climate change and expanding international trade.
The effort to improve food safety by clearing wild vegetation surrounding crops is not helping, and in some cases may even backfire, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
Nearly half of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. from 1998 through 2008 have been attributed to contaminated fresh produce. Prevention and control of bacterial contamination on fresh produce is critical to ensure food safety. ...
Exposing fruit to a burst of ozone gas is similar to 'vaccinating' them against fungal attack, scientists at Newcastle University have found.
The pathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7 can spread, likely airborne, more than one tenth mile downwind from a cattle feedlot onto nearby produce, according to a paper published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. ...
The actors of the food supply chain need to adapt their practice to ensure both safe and sustainable production while retaining their say on food sovereignty
In many cities around the world, patrons of high-end restaurants want quality food that is flavorful and fresh. To satisfy their guests, chefs are looking closer and closer to home – to locally grown produce from neighboring ...
Seoul's traditional markets—bustling, narrow streets of small vendors selling cheap, fresh produce—have largely opted out of the high-tech charge to make the South Korean capital one of the most wired cities on earth.