Archive | December, 2013

FFVA demands clarity on the Food Safety Modernization Act

FFVA has responded to the FDA’s call for comments on two rules proposed under the Food Safety Modernization Act – the Produce Rule and the Preventive Controls Rule. In its comments submitted in November, FFVA pointed out problems in both proposed rules stemming from inaccurate assumptions and a lack of clarity, leading to proposals that [...]

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FFVA 2013: The year in photos

   

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Producer member profile – Special Seasonal Giving Feature

All year — but especially during the holidays — FFVA members are generous supporters of efforts to help those in need. A special emphasis is placed on feeding Florida’s hungry families. So far this holiday season, Rebecca Brislain, executive director of the Florida Association of Food Banks,  says the donations to her organization’s Farmers Feeding [...]

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Trade associate member update

- On Point Ag – Cathy Atchley has deep roots in agriculture. A Georgia native, she started her career in Florida about six years ago after graduating from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness. Atchley first worked as a Temik monitor, a scout and intern for Bayer CropScience. She then became [...]

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Flashback

– From The Harvester, March 1985 Agriculture Hall of Fame inducts Dudas More than 600 persons, breaking all-time attendance records, turned out to see Andy, John and Ferdinand Duda, Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner, and Hux Coulter inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame recently. The crowd, including many FFVA officers, directors, members and [...]

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Special report: Food

Doug Archer, associate dean for research at UF/IFAS and an expert on food safety, shares his reaction to research and discusses Floridians’ surprising perceptions of what is and is not safe. The research was conducted by the university’s Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Learn more here.

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