Tag Archive: Fresh

New Antimicrobial Wash for Fresh Produce

“New Antimicrobial Wash Reduces Health Risks in Produce.” ARS and a commercial partner developed a new organic antimicrobial wash for fresh produce. Sometimes it takes time to find a winning formula. That’s how it was with First Step+ 10, according to Joshua Gurtler, an Agricultural Research Service scientist at the Eastern Regional Research Center, in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/23/new-antimicrobial-wash-for-fresh-produce/

Making a Fresh Start in 2016

The New Year is a great time to make a fresh start to live a happier, more balanced life. Happy New Year!  This month, our blog will be focusing on tips and ideas for making a fresh start. Do you have a New Year’s Resolution yet? If so, how do you plan to make sure you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/11/making-a-fresh-start-in-2016/

Panhandle Fresh Looking for More Farmers

Panhandle Fresh is a marketing association formed to help local farmers market their produce collectively to food distributors such as Walmart and Sysco. The Panhandle Fresh Marketing Association (PFMA) is seeking new growers in the panhandle. They currently market fresh produce to area Wal-Mart stores, Sysco Gulf Coast, and several other area vendors. Panhandle Fresh …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/07/panhandle-fresh-looking-for-more-farmers/

FDA Changing Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Rules

Fresh fruit and vegetables will be subject to new regulations. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently implementing an overhaul of the nation’s food safety system. They are proposing which fruits and vegetables would be subject to new, more restrictive standards during the rule making process. Vegetables usually consumed raw would be included while …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/19/fda-changing-fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-rules/

Selling Farm Fresh Eggs? What Vendors Need To Know Before Starting.

Good agricultural practices, food safety awareness, and complying with food safety regulations go hand-in-hand to minimize the incidence of foodborne illness. To that end, Floridians who offer to sell, or hold for the purpose of selling, eggs for human consumption must to comply with the regulations of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/13/selling-farm-fresh-eggs-what-vendors-need-to-know-before-starting/