BioSafe Systems’ Larose dies at 40

Michael Joseph Larose, of BioSafe Systems LLC, has died at age 40. Larose, the eldest of the third generation of BioSafe’s founding family, died Sep... continue reading »

Investment firm acquires snacking tomatoes brand NatureSweet

Best-selling snacking tomatoes brand NatureSweet has been sold to Blue Road Capital, an independent investment firm focused on acquiring food and agri... continue reading »

Program providing up to $65M to address ag workforce challenges

A new USDA pilot program is providing up to $65 million in grants to address workforce challenges faced by farmers and ranchers. The Farm Labor Sta... continue reading »

Bill banning food additives headed to desk of California governor

A first-in-the-nation ban on four food additives will become law if signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The California Food Safety Act passed t... continue reading »

Industry veteran Bassetti dies at 83

Robert “Bob” Bassetti, owner of B&B Produce and an industry pioneer, died Sept. 15 at age 83. Bassetti began his produce career at R&B ... continue reading »

National Food Policy Conference explores antitrust issues

The 2023 National Food Policy Conference held on Sep. 19 in Washington, D.C., featured keynote speakers, panel discussions and explored an array of im... continue reading »

Food Traceability Leadership Consortium implements traceability solution

With the FDA in the process of finalizing new regulations requiring the food industry to trace thousands of products in the supply chain from beginnin... continue reading »

PMMI names Angel executive vice president, industry outreach

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has named Joe Angel as its executive vice president of industry outreach. After ei... continue reading »

Sormac centrifuge

Sormac to showcase revamped machines at Fruit Logistica

Dutch machine manufacturer Sormac will present three revamped machines at Fruit Logistica in Berlin. The event will be held Feb. 7-9, 2024.  Po... continue reading »

AgroFresh + Tessara

AgroFresh Solutions completes acquisition of Tessara

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., an agtech company specializing in postharvest produce freshness and quality solutions, has completed its acquisition of Tess... continue reading »