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FPSA, Messe Düsseldorf extend alliance through 2023 PROCESS EXPO

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) has extended its formal alliance with Messe Düsseldorf through the PROCESS EXPO 2023 trade show. The... continue reading »

Bio-based plastics show great potential

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, approximately one-third of food produced in the world for human consumption ... continue reading »

FDA planning tool to help businesses comply with FSMA

FDA is releasing a new software tool to help owners and operators of food facilities create a food safety plan specific to their facilities. The plann... continue reading »

California League of Food Processors elects new chair

Janet Edwards of the California-based Musco Family Olive Company, has been elected the 2017-18 chair of the California League of Food Processors (CLFP... continue reading »

FANUC robotics takes processing to digital world

By 2018, it is estimated that 1.3 million industrial robots will be working in factories globally, at the same time getting smarter with advanced capa... continue reading »

New infeed, collection conveyors added to VERYX line

Key Technology introduces new product-specific infeed and collection conveyors for new VERYX digital sorters. The new conveyors are designed to work t... continue reading »

Researchers develop ways to measure quality of fruits, vegetables

How do we know when a mango is perfectly ripe and ready to eat? How do we know when avocadoes are suitable for transport? Will this tomato variety thr... continue reading »

FDA updates manufactured food standards

The FDA has issued revised food safety standards for state regulatory programs that oversee food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold f... continue reading »

Safe-T-Signal system alerts workers at intersections

The Safe-T-Signal intersection warning system by Rite-Hite alerts workers when traffic is approaching from other directions. The ceiling-mounted syste... continue reading »

Produce Processing 7: Q+A with Ryan Downs

Ryan M. Downs is president of GLK Foods and represents the fourth generation of the company’s family ownership. He joined GLK in 2005 and is a direc... continue reading »