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Pre-harvest leafy greens testing guidelines endorsed by California LGMA

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) board recently endorsed new Pre-Harvest Testing guidance in an effort to prevent foodborne... continue reading »


Produce marketing exec Don Goodwin dies

Don Goodwin, founder and former owner of GoldenSun Insights, a strategy-centric firm focused on the fresh produce industry, died April 18. He was 58. ... continue reading »


Del Monte expanding organic fresh-cut fruit operation

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. plans to expand its organic fresh-cut fruit production in North America. The expansion will focus on expanding fresh-c... continue reading »


Arrigoni releases breathable textile crop cover to protect against frost

Onions, leeks and potatoes are vulnerable to low temperatures. Frost causes major damage to young stems and bulbs and may jeopardize the growing cycle... continue reading »


Lamb Weston to begin incorporating vegetable byproduct into packaging

Driving toward a goal of using more sustainable materials in packaging, two Lamb Weston Alexia brand products will use corn and potato starch in their... continue reading »


USDA to end food box program, United Fresh calls it ‘political statement’

The USDA will end the Farmers to Families Food Box program in May, according to several media outlets. [caption id="attachment_5747" align=... continue reading »


OSU develops next-generation purple processing tomato

The new Oregon State University-developed tomato Midnight Roma follows in the steps of 10-year-old Indigo Rose, the first antioxidant-rich purple toma... continue reading »


Fresh packaged produce expected to see solid growth in coming years

A new Freedonia Group analysis projects U.S. sales of fresh produce packaging to grow 3.7% per year to nearly $7 billion in 2024, as demand continue... continue reading »


Produce safety org on ‘seek and destroy’ mission with listeria research project

Martin Wiedmann likes to compare produce facilities’ attempts to identify and manage resident strains of the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytoge... continue reading »


Survey: Majority of packaging, processing professionals feel in-person trade shows essential

A recent poll of packaging and processing professors conducted by PMMI showed nearly nine of 10 respondents feel in-person trade shows are essential f... continue reading »