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Small berries deteriorate quickly if cold chain system breaks down

Small-diameter berries and cherries can be a costly casualty to food producers if they're not kept at the right temperature. “Small diameter and fa... continue reading »


United Fresh 2019 full of latest in produce industry info, educational opportunities

Innovation is front and center throughout the three days of United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo, June 10-12 in the North Hall of Chicago’s McCor... continue reading »


Columbia/Okura hires Sabine Woodall as supply chain manager

Robotic palletizing systems producer Columbia/Okura based in Vancouver, Washington, has hired Sabine Woodall to be its materials/supply chain manager.... continue reading »


Food Processing, Technology and Safety certificate program coming from Michigan State University

Michigan State University's Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) is adding a new certificate program in Food Processing, Technology and Safet... continue reading »


USDA launches PACA license search system

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently released ePACA, a tool to facilitate the marketing of produce and improve Perishable Agricultur... continue reading »


pickles

Pickle, canned mushroom grading terminology revised by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has revised the U.S. standards for canned lima bean, canned... continue reading »


Berries

FDA conducting unscheduled frozen berry testing for pathogens

The Food & Drug Administration is in the process of collecting samples of frozen strawberries, blackberries and raspberries through unscheduled te... continue reading »


Report: US to impose 17.5% tariff on Mexican tomato imports

There has been much discussion surrounding the withdrawal of the Tomato Suspension Agreement in recent months and on May 7, 90 days after the initial ... continue reading »


United Fresh announces finalists for Best New Vegetable Product award

Dozens of new products this week were announced as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Innovation Awards. This year’s fin... continue reading »


Food Safety Net Services adds Barry Carpenter to regulatory affairs team

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has announced that Barry Carpenter has joined the company as senior advisor for regulatory affairs and client relation... continue reading »