Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Fresh Express cyclospora panel releases preliminary report

A panel of food safety experts brought together by Fresh Express after an outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis in 2018 has released an interim report.

United Fresh training set for FSMA import rules

The United Fresh Produce Association is sponsoring a training session to educate produce importers on requirements in the Food Safety Modernization Act.

SFL Cos. moves to prepare for growth

SFL Cos., a supply chain management and logistics firm specializing in fresh produce and refrigerated goods, is moving to accommodate growth.

PACA: Southern Produce Distributors owes $3.49 million

The USDA has filed an administrative complaint against sweet potato company Southern Produce Distributors, Faison, N.C., alleging the company failed to pay $3.49 million to produce sellers.

Wayne Bailey Produce named in $8.1 million PACA complaint

Sweet potato grower-shipper Wayne Bailey Produce Co LLC, which closed after 85 years this spring, left creditors with more than $8.1 million in unpaid debt, according to the USDA.

The Ultimate Cherry line starts season at Stemilt

Dubbed the Ultimate Cherry line, Stemilt Growers’ massive new high-tech packing line in Wenatchee, Wash., has 32 lanes that use cameras to sort and size the fruit.

Liberty Fruit golf tournament registration opens

Registration is open for Liberty Fruit Co.’s annual golf tournament, which has raised more than $4 million over the years for charities.

Canadian groups support campaign promise for PACA protections

The CPMA and Canadian Horticultural Council laud the country’s New Democratic Party leadership’s promises to restore preferential access to produce companies under the PACA.
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Quest addresses humidity in the cold chain

Keeping the cold chain intact for numerous fresh produce items is a key factor in maintaining shelf life, but humidity in cold storage can be a problem.

AgroFresh-Zest Labs link expands reach of food-waste fight

AgroFresh Solutions and Zest Labs have a collaboration, adding Zest Fresh’s ability to calculate and communicate the freshness of produce through the supply chain to the FreshCloud Transit Insights platform.