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FDA’s ‘smart’ food safety plan and its traceability implications

As stakeholders well know, compliance is not cheap. The benefits of enhanced food safety aside, FSMA compliance has been an expensive proposition.

Innovia Films earns recyclable rating

Innovia Films’ newly launched high barrier BOPP Propafilm Strata SL film has earned a “very good” rating and has been awarded the “Made for recycling” logo by a German consulting company.
Aug 06, 2019 by Tom Karst #PRODUCE, #Packaging

Take time to write that order

“I need to write an order.” To the clerks that hear this from their produce manager, it can sound so easy, so simple.

Poll Results: Barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption

What's the biggest barrier to increased per capita consumption of fruits and vegetables?

Stop & Shop to acquire 32 King Kullen stores

Stop & Shop, the parent company of which is Ahold Delhaize, has agreed to purchase King Kullen Grocery Co., which includes 32 King Kullen stores and five Wild by Nature stores.

UF pest management workshop

Having difficulties with Asian citrus psyllids? 
Dec 18, 2018 by Brooke Park #Produce Crops, #PRODUCE

Romaine industry adopts new labels, product to return to stores

​​​​​​​The FDA says romaine lettuce is now safe to eat following the “purge” of product on the market, and grower-shippers agreed to new labeling standards that will include where the lettuce is grown.

All in for 10 a day?

It’s not news that Americans are woefully behind on their produce consumption.

Big volume gains seen by Calavo

Fueled by a nearly 20% gain in avocado volumes sold, Santa Paula, Calif.-based Calavo Growers Inc. reports a big rise in operating income and gross profit in the most recent quarter.
Sep 05, 2018 by Tom Karst #PRODUCE, #Avocados

Could virtual reality play a role at retail?

Your typical grocery shopper probably doesn’t know all that much about the fruits and vegetables that stock the produce displays at their local store — at least in terms of what grows where, when.