Cold Chain/Logistics

FDA Commissioner to Speak at Produce Safety Summit

FDA Chief Andrew von Eschenbach will keynote the opening session at the new Produce Safety Summit in Palm Springs, Calif. The summit will take place A... continue reading »

FDA Releases Fresh-Cut Safety Guidance

FDA released a draft of the final Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables March 12. Although outbreaks asso... continue reading »

IFPA, United Members Approve Merger

Members of the United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association (United) and the International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) have voted in support of... continue reading »

Industry Groups Release Lettuce Safety Guidance Document

The International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA), Produce Marketing Association (PMA), United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association (United) and W... continue reading »

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for the Safe Production of Fresh-Cut Produce

To minimize microbial food safety hazards common to the processing of most fresh-cut fruits and vegetables sold to consumers in a ready-to-eat form, t... continue reading »

Chiquita to Consolidate Midwest Fresh-cut Fruit Processing Capacity

Chiquita Brands International announced Dec. 6 that it would close processing facilities in Manteno, Ill., and Kansas City, Mo., by February 2006 as p... continue reading »

FDA Issues Letter To California Lettuce Industry

The FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has issued a letter to California firms that grow, pack, process or ship fresh and fresh-cut lett... continue reading »

Chiquita Completes Acquisition of Fresh Express

Chiquita Brands International has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Fresh Express unit of Performance Food Group, according to a c... continue reading »