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Jeff Huckaby receives The Packer’s Produce Man of the Year award

CHICAGO — Jeff Huckaby, president of Bakersfield, Calif.-based Grimmway Farms, received The Packer’s Produce Man of the Year award June 10 at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.

Coastline, Muzzi Family Farms partner in cooling facility

Coastline Family Farms and Muzzi Family Farms have opened C&M Family Cooling LLC, a cold storage and shipping facility in Castroville, Calif.

USDA study looks at grower food safety practices

Produce growers are evolving to meet federal food safety requirements, but a new study shows that many are not are optimistic that federal rules will make compliance with buyer expectations easier.

PMA’s Bob Whitaker plans January retirement

After 11 years as chief science and technology officer for the Produce Marketing Association, Bob Whitaker plans to retire in January.

Wonderful launches lemon brand at United Fresh

Los Angeles-based The Wonderful Co. has added a new produce brand to its portfolio — Wonderful Seedless Lemons.

CPMA plastic packaging group maps out plan

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Plastic Packaging Working Group has met for the first time, and has outlined some goals.

Jill Overdorf to lead foodservice expansion at Naturipe

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, Calif., has appointed Jill Overdorf as director of business development for foodservice.

Study charts changes on food safety practices

U.S. growers are using less risky irrigation sources and are sanitizing their equipment more often than 20 years ago. 

Longtime owner of Connecticut ShopRite stores dies

Rocco Cingari, who led Grade A Market for nearly 40 years, died June 3 at the age of 89.

Team Fresh or Team Frozen: Who wins the health contest?

The nutrients in fresh vegetables and fruit dwindle down each day that ticks by after harvest, so does that mean produce frozen at peak ripeness is often healthier for consumers by the time they eat it?