Produce Marketing Association issues coronavirus guidelines

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) issued the following statement March 22 from chief science officer Max Max Teplitski on the coronavirus pandem... continue reading »

Food processing equipment choice, training key in staying safe

Your employees are much more than a workforce. They are ambassadors of food safety whose knowledge and execution of food safety standards protects bot... continue reading »

Equitable Food Initiative creates responsible labor scorecard

Equitable Food Initiative has released a free resource to the fresh produce industry to help grower-shippers identify and reduce risk in their foreign... continue reading »

Food Processing, Technology and Safety certificate program coming from Michigan State University

Michigan State University's Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) is adding a new certificate program in Food Processing, Technology and Safet... continue reading »

United Fresh applauds Congress for taking step to address immigration labor

The United Fresh Produce Association commends the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship for holding a hearing on “Securing the... continue reading »

Lone workers: What produce processors need to know

By Dan Smith | Columnist I think it goes without saying, but the definition of a lone workers still needs to be stated. “A lone worker is an e... continue reading »

Robots can make some human workers uncomfortable

Melanie Epp | Contributing Writer Some 50 years ago the automotive industry saw the writing on the wall. Labor was getting harder to find, so they ... continue reading »


Labor tops list of produce processors’ most-pressing needs

By Scott Stuntz | Contributing Writer What are the most pressing issues facing plant managers today? It’s a difficult question to answer, mainly ... continue reading »

Responsible labor focus for PMA, United Fresh

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association have launched the "Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices," a fra... continue reading »

Taylor Farms shows employees support, appreciation

From the field to its processing facilities, Taylor Farms has implemented programs throughout the company aimed at improving the quality of work life ... continue reading »