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Freight Farms, Sodexo plan brings container farms to colleges

Container farm manufacturer Freight Farms and Sodexo have plans to bring hydroponic vertical farms to schools and universities across the U.S.

Evigence Sensors seeking quality, food safety uses in fresh produce

Israel-based Evigence Sensors is seeking inroads for its time-temperature sensor in the fresh produce business.

Corrugated carton group touts product’s safety, sustainability

With annual microbial testing showing corrugated cartons are consistently safe, paper packaging advocate Fibre Box Association touts paper-based packaging as both safe and sustainable for fresh produce.

Industry frustrated with inability to consult with FDA

Recurring outbreaks of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce have frustrated industry leaders and put on pause other industry food safety projects and priorities.

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.

LGMA plans ‘overhaul’ of food safety rules in wake of outbreaks

E. coli outbreaks linked to California romaine over, but investigations continue, and growers are pledging stricter guidelines for leafy greens.

Panel discusses food safety expectations for produce suppliers

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Dave Corsi, VP of produce for Wegmans, shared perspective about how CPS research continues to inform Wegmans and other buying organizations in regards to food safety standards for produce suppliers.

GS1 US hires Kraig Adams in new blockchain role

GS1 US, Ewing, N.J., has hired Kraig Adams to be its vice president of blockchain, a new role at the company.

Year in Produce No. 2 — Food Safety

Food safety issues, particularly E. coli outbreaks, continued to disrupt the industry in 2019, even as the Food and Drug Administration announced
a New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative.