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New biofungicide available to leafy greens growers

Leafy greens growers now have a new biofungicide to protect against fungi, bacteria and soil-borne diseases. Aviv is the first clear liquid non-stai... continue reading »


French fries article by NY Times draws ire from American Frozen Food Institute

A New York Times' story that refers to french fries as "starch bombs" has drawn ire from the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and National Potato... continue reading »


Tong Engineering adds two to project management team

Vegetable handling equipment manufacturer Tong Engineering has added two people to its project management team. “As our equipment advances, we ha... continue reading »


High-speed multi-head weigher designer wins inventor award

Toshiharu Kageyama, mechanical engineer with Ishida Research and Development in Japan, was awarded the 62nd Kyoto Inventors Award for his invention: t... continue reading »


Food safety course schedule for 2019 released by Food Safety Net Services

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has announced its course schedule for food safety training for 2019. FSNS offers certified training programs that assi... continue reading »


United States, Canada, Mexico sign new free trade agreement: USMCA

The United States has signed a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaces the North... continue reading »


Sweet, Hard Apple Cider contests seeking entries in Illinois

Sweet apple and hard cider making is well underway, so make sure to pull some samples to submit for the 2019 Sweet and Hard Cider Contests. The 30th ... continue reading »


E. coli rapid testing kit developed by Ontario scientists

A new E. coli rapid testing kit developed by researchers at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada could revolutionize food safety testing. T... continue reading »


Canadian potato crop to fall short of processing market needs

Potato processors that rely on Canadian-grown spuds are facing a shortage. Poor harvest weather conditions have resulted in 15,000 acres — about ... continue reading »


Romaine E. coli outbreak traced to California, CDC eases ban

The following is a Nov. 26 statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the current romaine lettuce E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak investigation: ... continue reading »