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Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

On May 25, the U.S. Senate voted 62 to 36 to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

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Industry Groups Release Lettuce Safety Guidance Document

The International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA), Produce Marketing Association (PMA), United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association (United) and W... continue reading »

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for the Safe Production of Fresh-Cut Produce

To minimize microbial food safety hazards common to the processing of most fresh-cut fruits and vegetables sold to consumers in a ready-to-eat form, t... continue reading »

Chiquita to Consolidate Midwest Fresh-cut Fruit Processing Capacity

Chiquita Brands International announced Dec. 6 that it would close processing facilities in Manteno, Ill., and Kansas City, Mo., by February 2006 as p... continue reading »

House Passes CAFTA in a 217-215 Vote

The CAFTA-DR free trade agreement passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 217-215 cliffhanger vote early today.

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IFPA Hires New VP for Technical Services

The International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) has hired David Gombas as its new vice president for technical services.

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Bolthouse Farms For Sale at Auction

The family-owned carrot empire, William Bolthouse Farms Inc. of Bakersfield, Calif., has “put itself up for auction” and is listed on the In... continue reading »

Ready Pac Announces Plant Consolidation

Ready Pac has announced it will be shutting down production in its Spreckels, Calif. facility, the smaller of the Salinas facilities that it acquired ... continue reading »

Key Technology Acquires Freshline Machines

Key Technology has announced the acquisition of Freshline Machines Pty Ltd., the leading designer and manufacturer of food processing systems for the ... continue reading »

Food Safety Summit March 16-18

The 7th Annual Food Safety Summit will be held March 16-18 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The three-day event provides food manufacturers,... continue reading »