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PMA and United Fresh task force addresses recent food safety issues

Last year proved to be a difficult year for the leafy greens sector, with three outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce.

PMA names womens’ leadership events theme: I WILL

The Produce Marketing Association’s Center for Growing Talent is launching a new year of leadership development for women, with the theme “I WILL” for Women’s Fresh Perspective events.
Feb 11, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PMA, #People

Fruit Logistica brings global scale to produce show

BERLIN – With close to 80,000 visitors, Fruit Logistica is a nightmare when it comes to finding a taxi at the end of the day.

PMA hires Dan Stark as chief content officer

The Produce Marketing Association has hired Dan Stark as chief content officer, a new position designed to enhance the value of content and education from the organization.
Feb 05, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PMA, #People

FSMA course in Colorado focuses on preventive control rule

Produce industry associations are sponsoring a three-day Food Safety Modernization Act training class in Delta, Colo.

How businesses interpret the PMA/United Fresh Ethical Charter

The grower industry is suffering from a critical labor shortage, but berry farms that supply Driscoll’s of the Americas have a competitive advantage because they pay their laborers more.

EFI looks to give certified suppliers preferred status

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Equitable Food Initiative hopes that its “Responsibly Grown Farmworker Assured” label will elevate the status of those suppliers in the eyes of the produce buying community.
Nov 15, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Labor, #PMA, #United Fresh

Village Farms challenges Fresh Summit attendees  

It was a close competition at the Village Farms booth at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit, with a taste challenge between the Heavenly Villagio Marzano and the Lorabella Blossom in Orlando, Fla.
Nov 02, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #PMA, #Tomatoes

Year of the Mushroom? Close, but not yet

Already some were calling 2018 the “year of the mushroom” after innovative products and packaging went to market.
Nov 02, 2018 by Joe Caldwell #Opinion, #Mushrooms, #PMA

Millennials Eat — Fresh Summit Edition!

Designer and copy editor Amelia Freidline and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of the most "millennial-friendly" products they saw at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit Oct. 19-20.