Flavor of Sunshine https://flavorofsunshine.com/ EASTERN CANTALOUPE Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:59:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.5.2 https://flavorofsunshine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/favicon.jpg Flavor of Sunshine https://flavorofsunshine.com/ 32 32 Value Of FDA Cantaloupe Inspections Questioned https://flavorofsunshine.com/potatoes/ https://flavorofsunshine.com/potatoes/#respond Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:56:33 +0000 http://wydethemes.com/overlap/?p=529 Growers are generally pleased with a review of cantaloupe packing operations, but some industry insiders question the value of the Food and Drug Administration’s 2013 inspection tour and the preliminary report released recently.A more detailed report is in the works but FDA officials decided to delay it until the produce safety rule — due to be published […]

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Growers are generally pleased with a review of cantaloupe packing operations, but some industry insiders question the value of the Food and Drug Administration’s 2013 inspection tour and the preliminary report released recently.A more detailed report is in the works but FDA officials decided to delay it until the produce safety rule — due to be published by Halloween — is finished, said Michael Mahovic, consumer safety officer at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. The agency posted a summary on its website July 27, almost two years after completing the inspections in September 2013.

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FDA Reports on Cantaloupe Safety Inspections https://flavorofsunshine.com/open-the-window/ https://flavorofsunshine.com/open-the-window/#respond Sun, 08 May 2016 06:10:02 +0000 http://wydethemes.com/overlap/?p=513 The post FDA Reports on Cantaloupe Safety Inspections appeared first on Flavor of Sunshine.

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After inspecting 17 operations, federal officials report that fresh cantaloupe packinghouses are generally following good agriculture practices even though tests at nine of the companies showed listeria contamination. The inspections by the Food and Drug Administration were part of the agency’s follow-up efforts after a 2011 cantaloupe-related listeria monocytogenes outbreak that sickened more than 150 nationwide and killed more than 30.

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FDA Officer Reviews Deadly Salmonella Outbreak and Offers Food Safety Pointers https://flavorofsunshine.com/the-holidays/ https://flavorofsunshine.com/the-holidays/#respond Sat, 07 May 2016 07:10:17 +0000 http://wydethemes.com/overlap/?p=531 Sthrough the timeline of press coverage from the Chamberlain Farms’ Salmonella outbreak, which occurred in late August 2012, is quite the task. The outbreak, which was traced back to the farm in Owensville, IN, sickened 260 and killed three across 24 states. Media coverage of the case began that August and pressed onward in the […]

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Sthrough the timeline of press coverage from the Chamberlain Farms’ Salmonella outbreak, which occurred in late August 2012, is quite the task. The outbreak, which was traced back to the farm in Owensville, IN, sickened 260 and killed three across 24 states. Media coverage of the case began that August and pressed onward in the coming months with updates on lawsuits, information leaked from the farm’s trucking company, and countless theories as to what may have happened.

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Organic Melons Gain Popularity https://flavorofsunshine.com/12-plants-that-repel-unwanted-insects/ https://flavorofsunshine.com/12-plants-that-repel-unwanted-insects/#respond Fri, 06 May 2016 15:46:00 +0000 http://wydethemes.com/overlap/?p=504 The post Organic Melons Gain Popularity appeared first on Flavor of Sunshine.

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More and more consumers seem to be turning to organic produce as they seek more healthful menu options, and the melon category is no exception.

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New Cantaloupe Facilities Seek to Ensure Safety https://flavorofsunshine.com/quote-of-the-day/ https://flavorofsunshine.com/quote-of-the-day/#respond Thu, 05 May 2016 06:38:18 +0000 http://wydethemes.com/overlap/?p=526 Last year at the end of the season, Southeastern Growers Association, Kenly, N.C., updated its cantaloupe packing line to all-stainless steel and this year is the first season that the company is using the new equipment. James Sharp, grower and salesman at the Growers Association, said this “ensures the customers that Southeastern Growers is doing […]

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Last year at the end of the season, Southeastern Growers Association, Kenly, N.C., updated its cantaloupe packing line to all-stainless steel and this year is the first season that the company is using the new equipment. James Sharp, grower and salesman at the Growers Association, said this “ensures the customers that Southeastern Growers is doing everything possible as far as food safety is concerned.

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ECGA Creates Consumer Food Safety Video https://flavorofsunshine.com/overlap-creative-wordpress-theme/ https://flavorofsunshine.com/overlap-creative-wordpress-theme/#respond Wed, 04 May 2016 15:59:54 +0000 http://wydethemes.com/overlap/?p=510 The post ECGA Creates Consumer Food Safety Video appeared first on Flavor of Sunshine.

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The Eastern Cantaloupe Growers Association and the Georgia Watermelon Association are spreading food safety education from the farm into the kitchen by developing consumer food safety videos to go in retail produce departments.

A GDA/USDA block grant funded project, these brief, 45-second videos detail safe handling from the grocery store into the kitchen, reminding consumers to wash the fruit, utensils and counter tops. When editing is complete, each video will be published on the web and linked to a Quick-Response code that will be distributed via stickers or place cards in retail locations.

“Often times, our food safety focus stops with the grower and the packer,” said Samantha Kilgore, project coordinator for ECGA and GWA. “This is a great opportunity to remind consumers that they need to perform their due-diligence too, with simple and effective safe handling practices in their kitchen.”

These videos are expected to launch in May of 2014, when eastern grown cantaloupes and watermelons starting hitting stores. For questions or comments on this article, contact the ECGA office, at 706-845-9085.

– LaGrange, GA

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Why eating seasonally and locally is better for you https://flavorofsunshine.com/why-eating-seasonally-and-locally-is-better-for-you/ https://flavorofsunshine.com/why-eating-seasonally-and-locally-is-better-for-you/#respond Mon, 02 May 2016 15:13:14 +0000 http://wydethemes.com/overlap/?p=501 The post Why eating seasonally and locally is better for you appeared first on Flavor of Sunshine.

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