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‘Unprecedented’ rise in home food consumption shown in United Fresh report

United Fresh Produce Association’s first-quarter 2020 issue of FreshFacts on Retail reports on the beginning weeks of the unprecedented rise in in-h... continue reading »


Lineage Logistics acquires Henningsen to expand Pacific Northwest footprint

Lineage Logistics has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Henningsen Cold Storage Co. The acquisition adds to the Lineage's l... continue reading »


COVID-19 hits Washington fruit processing facility, causing temporary shutdown

Vancouver, Washington-based Firestone Pacific Foods, which specializes in frozen fruit, has had dozens of employees test positive for COVID-19, report... continue reading »


USDA to buy dehydrated potatoes as part of Section 32 purchases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans May 22 to purchase fresh potatoes and dehydrated potatoes, for distribution to various food ... continue reading »


TOMRA Food announces potatoes category director

TOMRA Food has announced Marco Colombo as its new global director of potatoes. He joined TOMRA in February after 10 years with Lamb Weston Meijer. ... continue reading »


Duravant names Key exec Louis Vintro as new chief technology officer

Duravant stayed in the family for its new chief technology officer. The global engineering and automation systems provider has named Louis Vintro a... continue reading »


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Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreaks likely caused by nearby cattle

Nearby cattle likely led to E. coli in leafy greens that caused three outbreaks in 2019, according to a recently released report by the Food & Dru... continue reading »


Ag World Support Systems founder Warren Henninger dies from injuries sustained in fall

Warren Henninger, founder and chairman of Ag World Support Systems and longtime member of the potato industry, died May 23, eight days after a fall at... continue reading »


Sarah Frey to be honored during United Fresh LIVE!

Sarah Frey, president and CEO of Frey Farms, and founder of Tsamma Watermelon Juice and Sarah’s Home Grown, will be the honoree and featured speaker... continue reading »


USDA could require produce processors to continue production during COVID-19

Two U.S. federal government agencies have reached an agreement where produce processors would be forced to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, l... continue reading »