Content tagged "agrosecurity:food safety"

Cottage Food Laws: Adequately Addressing Food Safety and Economic Opportunity?

Agricultural and Food Law Updated: June 14, 2018

Nearly every state in the U.S. has a cottage food law that allows entrepreneurs to produce certain food products in their homes with little regulatory...

Livestock Biosecurity

 Biosecurity refers to strategies and management practices that lessen biological risk. On a farm, attention to biosecurity is the most important measure...

E. coli O157:H7

E. coli is one of the most common causes of foodborne illness. E. coli, short for Escherichia coli, is a bacterium from the family Enterobacteriaceae usually...

Avian Influenza and Food Safety

Human infections of avian influenza have resulted from direct contact with poultry. Many people are concerned about consuming poultry meat and eggs. It is...

Preventing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the US

 Photo by: Stephen AusmusThe United States is the world’s largest producer and exporter of poultry meat and the second-largest egg producer. The total U.S....

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Good agricultural practices (GAPs) and good handling practices (GHPs) encompass general procedures that producers and packers of fresh fruits and vegetables...

Overview of Foodborne Illness

Foodborne Illness occurs when a pathogen is ingested with food and establishes itself in a human host or when a toxigenic pathogen establishes itself in a...

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