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The Packer's top 5 commodities of 2019

Which commodities made the list of The Packer's most searched in 2019?

USDA sanctions California, Virginia companies under PACA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on California and Virginia businesses under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Dec 13, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA

New Hunts Point Produce Market logo points to fresh vision

The Hunts Point Produce Market has a bright new logo to go along with a new era of leadership and fresh outlook of its place in the marketplace.

Vandervoet & Associates Inc. adds valencia oranges

Vandervoet & Associates Inc. will have valencia oranges from northwest Mexico for the first time this year, starting with early varieties in January and then regular valencias in late winter/early spring.

C.H. Robinson promotes Michael Castagnetto to president

C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, Minn., has promoted Michael Castagnetto to president of Robinson Fresh.

Food safety forces change

1995 - 2019: Outbreak events drive data-driven traceability initiatives

Three E. coli outbreaks have a Salinas romaine grower in common

Traceback investigations into three concurrent E. coli outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, Calif., area, has led to one common grower.

Oppenheimer has organic options

The Oppenheimer Group is always working on new and innovative opportunities, said Aaron Quon, executive category director of greenhouse.

Dispute over man’s status in Allens PACA case continues

A man who the U.S. Department of Agriculture ruled was “responsibly connected” to a business in a case involving $9.8 million in unpaid produce purchases continues to challenge the decision.
Dec 12, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA

CanadaGAP announces 2020 Stakeholder Advisory Committee board

CanAgPlus’ Board of Directors has appointed two new members to CanadaGAP’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee for 2020, and welcomed four returning members.