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Xtend packaging enhances fruit freshness in long deliveries

Keeping fruit fresh during a several-thousand-mile trip to its destination is a challenge. StePac L.A. has developed some packaging technology that’... continue reading »


California farm identified in E. coli outbreak recalls cauliflower, green and red leaf lettuce

The California farm identified as one possible source of an E. coli outbreak that sparked a nationwide recall of romaine lettuce recalled red leaf let... continue reading »


‘Glove Juice’ risk greatly reduced by proper hand sanitation

In many food processing facilities, employees wear gloves during production or when handling ready-to-eat foods to help reduce the risk of cross-conta... continue reading »


Five new classifications of cider added by U.S. Association of Cider Makers

The United States Association of Cider Makers has released an update to its Cider Style Guide, first introduced in summer of 2017. USACM’s origina... continue reading »


E. coli outbreak: Three California counties cleared for romaine lettuce distribution

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) organization released a statement Dec. 13 regarding the FDA’s announcement regarding roma... continue reading »


FDA: E. coli outbreak traced to Santa Barbara County farm

They say the investigation is ongoing and more sources are possible, but as of the afternoon of Dec. 13, the FDA is reporting traceback efforts in the... continue reading »


Bonduelle expands single-serve salad stake with Canadian line

Bonduelle, formerly Ready Pac Foods, is expanding its presence in the Canadian market with a line of ready-to-eat single-serve salads. Bonduelle (B... continue reading »


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French fresh produce storage company opens US headquarters

JMT US, the United States subsidiary of French-based company Janny MT, recently announced its new U.S. operations for the company are to... continue reading »


Food Production Incentive Program awards $12 million to four companies

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently announced its first awards under the new $57 million Food Production Incentive Program (FPIP). Accordi... continue reading »


Multi-spectrum metal detector receives USDA certification

The CEIA THS/MS21 is now available with optional USDA-certified construction, compliant with the USDA's stringent hygiene and sanitation guidelines fo... continue reading »