Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Growers look for H-2A program reform

Jan 23, 2020 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor
LAS VEGAS — Election-year politics will present a big challenge to reform efforts for H-2A regulations, but growers must be prepared to lobby for changes in the increasingly important farm labor program.
Jan 23, 2020 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

Pro*Act names Cultivating Change farm grant recipients

Pro*Act has chosen 14 recipients for the latest round of Cultivating Change Local Farm Grant Program, boosting their food safety, sustainability and wholesale readiness efforts.

Food safety company PSSI rebrands sister company

Food safety-sanitation provider PSSI has rebranded sister company Packers Chemical Inc. as PSSI Chemical Innovations.

AgroFresh to focus on sustainability, food waste at Fruit Logistica

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., which markets SmartFresh and other products to prolong the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, plans to focus on sustainability and curbing food waste at Fruit Logistica.

Sunkist offers organic citrus bins

Demand for organic produce continues to grow year over year, and this season, Sunkist Growers Inc. has launched organic variety.

1/22/20 Daily Newsflash Roundup: USDA Action, New Company & Updates

Jan 22, 2020 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Epic Fresh Produce LLC has satisfied its PACA reparation order. Farmer Sarges Sweet Corn Fruits & Vegetables is a new company to the Market. Always Fresh Farms, LLC, Hood River Cherry Company and others have updates.
Jan 22, 2020 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

PBH announces new awards to showcase produce consumption efforts

Jan 22, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #PBH, #Awards, #People
The Produce for Better Health Foundation has new awards to honor industry leaders, dieticians, influencers and promoters of the group’s new Have a Plant consumptions campaign.
Jan 22, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #PBH, #Awards, #People

Tomra Food names new leader

Michel Picandet is the new executive vice president and head of Tomra Food, which designs and makes fresh produce sorting and grading equipment.

Sev-Rend hires Art Vega as VP of business development

Packaging company Sev-Rend, Collinsville, Ill., has hired Art Vega as vice president of business development.

Meijer expanding program that cuts fresh food waste

Meijer plans to expand its partnership with Flashfood to all 246 of its stores by the end of the year following a pilot program that cut in-store food waste by 10%.

2020 Organic Fresh Trends Data: Mushrooms

Sales of organic mushrooms increased from 2017 to 2018, up nearly $13.5 million from 2017 to 2018.