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Stemilt ready for Artisan Organics peach, nectarines

Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., will be shipping Artisan Organics brand peaches and nectarines soon, with the season beginning in mid-July.

Megan McKenna promoted at National Watermelon Promotion Board

The National Watermelon Promotion Board has promoted Megan McKenna from director of foodservice to senior director of marketing and foodservice.

Mexico: salmonella link to imported papaya ‘premature’

Mexico’s National Service of Health, Food Safety and Food Quality, SENASICA, has described linking a salmonella outbreak to Mexican papayas as “premature.”

David Nelley joins Apeel Sciences as VP of domestic buyer relations

David Nelley has joined Apeel Sciences as vice president of domestic buyer relations.

Western Growers launches food safety software program

Western Growers has launched the Supply Chain Risk Management Solution, a comprehensive program designed to reduce outbreaks, and some leafy greens grower-shippers are testing the software.

UPDATED: FDA links Mexican papaya to outbreak, asks for halt to sales

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating an outbreak of salmonella linked to whole fresh papayas from Mexico.

Updated Tomato Metrics outline food safety standards

The United Fresh Produce Association has released updated food safety audit standards for the fresh tomato supply chain.

CPS shares research relevant for produce at 10th symposium

AUSTIN, Texas — Scientists presented research on animal intrusion, water treatment, buffer zones and much more at the 10th Center for Produce Safety Symposium June 18-19.

H-2A users wait for reform package

The Department of Labor’s H-2A guest agricultural worker program is still waiting for promised regulatory reform from the Trump administration a year after it was promised.
Jun 27, 2019 by Tom Karst #Labor, #Produce Crops

SiCar Farms opens South Texas facility, touts sustainability

SiCar Farms has completed a distribution center in McAllen, Texas, and the facility, which can handle three times the previous South Texas capacity, uses conservation processes that SiCar is rolling out company wide.