Safe Food Spotlight

Preparing for Harvest, Precautionary Steps to a Safe Food Plant

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We are now in the hottest time of the year, the dog days of summer. This will change soon, and those in the food and agriculture industries look forward to this time of the year with equal parts anticipation and dread. The change in the season will soon mean longer shadows, cooler temperatures, and football. It also means long hours [more…]


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Safe Food Spotlight

MRLs, Metabolites, and Degradation Products

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The fungicide fosetyl-aluminum doesn’t stick around long once it’s been applied in the field. In fact, it will almost certainly be completely hydrolyzed (split by water) into ethanol and phosphonic acid well before the commodity it’s been applied to is harvested. That’s fine for the grower, it’s actually the phosphonic acid that has the fungicidal effect, the point of the [more…]


View Safe Food Spotlight: July 2016