Facility Operations

IFPA recognizes innovation in produce leadership with annual awards

The International Fresh Produce Association has honored five retail executives helping to drive innovation. The winners of the annual Retail Merchant ... continue reading »

TOMRA Food renews sales partnership with Washington-based company

TOMRA Food has renewed its partnership with Van Doren Sales. Under the agreement, Van Doren Sales remains the primary provider of sales and service op... continue reading »

Minnesota tour to offer insights into equipment manufacturing process

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is partnering with leading equipment manufacturers in the upcoming Minnesota Manufact... continue reading »

Upgrades to Conagra’s Canadian tomato processing plant to spur production

Conagra Brands has unveiled multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art upgrades to its tomato processing plant in Dresden, Ontario, Canada. The upgrades... continue reading »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits opens apple processing facility

British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits has opened its new apple processing facility on 42.5 acres in Moses Lake, Washington. Ground was b... continue reading »

Automation helping to revolutionize freshness in produce industy

With advancements in technology, the produce processing sector is undergoing a transformative journey, where human hands are increasingly being replac... continue reading »

Tips to reduce food waste during processing

According to some estimates, more than a third of all food produced globally is wasted. The U.S. wastes about 80 billion pounds of food a year, of ... continue reading »

Safety starts with sanitation, requires clear communication

The best plan for proper cleaning and sanitation to ensure food safety can break down completely if the employees don’t get the message. “Since... continue reading »

Sorting solutions: Equipment advances fuel growth of canning operation

Amanda Salisbury loves sorters. In fact, she loves them with an unabashed affection that guided her career path. Salisbury, maintenance superintend... continue reading »

Program providing up to $65M to address ag workforce challenges

A new USDA pilot program is providing up to $65 million in grants to address workforce challenges faced by farmers and ranchers. The Farm Labor Sta... continue reading »