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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 »


GAB Operations to build cold storage distribution center in Laredo

GAB Operations, a Mexico-based distributor of fresh and frozen produce, has contracted with A M King to begin construction of a Texas distribution cen... continue reading »


Guidance document released for use of recycled plastics in food packaging

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced April 7 industry guidance to ensure recycled plastic packaging meets and exceeds compliance re... continue reading »


FDA updates leafy greens E. coli action plan

On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced two important steps to advance the safety of leafy greens. The first is the release of... continue reading »


FDA’s E. coli leafy greens investigation leading to new recommendations

The Food & Drug Administration released the following statement April 6 from Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas on the... continue reading »


Big data, machine learning focuses of USDA-NIFA grants

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invested $15 million in two key programs awarded through its Agriculture and Food Researc... continue reading »


Farm labor bill may need revisions to pass in Senate

Bloomberg reported recently that legislation to reform the broken foreign ag labor program and allow agricultural workers to earn legal status “has... continue reading »


Report: Stagnant funding threatens food supply chains

Stagnant public funding for agricultural research is threatening the future vitality of U.S. food systems — posing risks to farmer productivity and ... continue reading »