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Company launches effort to attack food waste problem

Problem: A downturn in the economy helps shine a light on the need for diversification. Problem: Too much fresh produce gets left to rot in the fi... continue reading »

IFCO celebrates 25th anniversary

In 2017 IFCO will celebrate the 25th anniversary since its founding in 1992. The anniversary will be celebrated throughout 2017 with a series of custo... continue reading »

US Foods to acquire All American Foods

US Foods has agreed to acquire All American Foods, a broadline distributor based in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, with annual sales of nearly $60 mil... continue reading »

Mondi Group acquires packaging firm Excelsior

Mondi Group has acquired 100 percent of the outstanding share capital of Excelsior Technologies, for a total consideration of £33 million (€38 mill... continue reading »

Columbia/Okura partners with Statec Binder

Columbia/Okura has formed of a strategic alliance with Statec Binder, a packaging and palletizing supplier, specializing in highly efficient bagging s... continue reading »

Processed tomatoes a market mainstay

Processed tomatoes have long had a major market in the foodservices sector; nothing new here. What is new, though, is a small but growing trend toward... continue reading »

United Fresh launches 2017 compensation survey

The United Fresh Produce Association has launched its 2017 Compensation Survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected will be published in... continue reading »

Maine blueberry processor reaches settlement with EPA

The owner of a blueberry processing facility in Hancock, Maine, has come into compliance with federal requirements designed to protect the public and ... continue reading »

Industry groups endorse Perdue for USDA

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for USDA secretary of agriculture, Bloomberg reports. The... continue reading »

HACCP workshop scheduled for Florida packers

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will host a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) workshop in Imm... continue reading »