US senator urges frozen, canned produce producers be included in stay-open order

Sen. Mike Braun (R-Indiana) is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take steps to protect the supply of frozen and canned fruits and vegetable... continue reading »

Food safety provider PSSI offers COVID-19-based sanitation info for processing facilities

Food safety service and product provider PSSI is sharing its expertise on sanitation and decontamination in response to the COVID-19 crisis. COVID-... continue reading »

Viva Fresh hosting ‘In Bloom’ virtual event May 6

The Texas International Produce Association “In Bloom” Women’s Committee is hosting a virtual experience at 4 p.m. CDT May 6, 2020, to offer st... continue reading »

Excess perishable food distribution platform created by ReposiTrak

ReposiTrak, Inc., as an extension of a project with Department of Defense, has activated its technology platform to address chronic imbalances in the... continue reading »

Metal detection, magnetic separation key in food processing lines

COVID-19 has affected the world in ways many people never thought possible. As businesses are forced to close or severely reduce hours for the sake of... continue reading »

Latest COVID-19 updates from Produce Marketing Association’s Max Teplitski

Produce Market Association (PMA) Chief Science Officer Max Teplitski released the following COVID-19 updates on April 21: [caption id="attachment_1... continue reading »

Produce GAPs Harmonized Standard 2.0 announced by United Fresh

While the produce industry is faced with daily evolving challenges associated with the COVID-19 crisis, United Fresh continues to support ongoing prod... continue reading »

US to temporarily relax agriculture foreign worker rules amid COVID-19 worries

The Department of Homeland Security, with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced April 15 a temporary final rule to chang... continue reading »

Cloth face masks can help stem spread of coronavirus, says CDC

The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas ... continue reading »

Equitable Food Initiative has library of coronavirus worker safety resources

The Equitable Food Initiative has curated a library of best-in-class resources and practices that provides for employee communication during the curre... continue reading »