Facility Operations

In sweet corn hybrids, workhorses hold the edge for processors

When deciding which sweet corn hybrids to plant, vegetable processors need to consider whether they want their contract growers using a workhorse or a... continue reading »

Cultiva, Taylor joint venture completes $10M expansion

According to local news, Cultiva Farms USA has announced the completion of its new cold storage facility, part of a $10 million project to build a sal... continue reading »

FDA updates cut-offs for FSMA exemptions

The FDA said that it is changing how it calculates a company’s sales, which affects whether or not some companies can be exempt from some requiremen... continue reading »

BrightFarms chooses Texas for fifth greenhouse site

BrightFarms will break ground on a greenhouse farm in Abilene, Texas, this spring. This will be the company’s fifth facility in the U.S. and first i... continue reading »

METTLER TOLEDO moves into new Florida facility

The Product Inspection Group of METTLER TOLEDO has moved into a new facility in Pasco County, Florida. With 270,000 square feet of office and manufact... continue reading »

High pressure processing plant to open in Ohio

Hydrofresh HPP, an affiliate of Keller Logistics Group, is constructing a $10 million pasteurization plant slated for opening in April 2018 in Delphos... continue reading »

Wisconsin Extension to hold processing crops meeting  

The University of Wisconsin Extension is sponsoring the annual Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch included,... continue reading »

JLS names director of integrated systems

JLS Automation has named Gary Pickett as director of Integrated Systems Group. JLS has also named Justin Fredricks as regional applications engineer. ... continue reading »

System offers new tool for sanitation monitoring

Kikkoman’s new LuciPac A3 Sanitation System, distributed by Weber Scientific, produces a test result an order of magnitude or higher than competitiv... continue reading »

FlexPak adds ambidextrous lid operation to leak detector

FlexPak Leak Detector has added an ambidextrous lid to its FlexPak leak detector and seal tester. The new feature eliminates the lid stay normally ... continue reading »