• BioConsortia adds to Science Advisory Board

    Aug 24, 2016

    BioConsortia Inc. added three experts to its Scientific Advisory Board. All three are renowned leaders in their respective fields of research and each brings experience and knowledge to different aspects of BioConsortia’s AMS (Advanced Microbial Selection) process, according to the company. Stephen Long, is endowed university… Full Story »
  • BrandStorm attendees to visit Clif Bar

    Aug 24, 2016

    The United Fresh Produce Association’s second annual BrandStorm marketing event will take place Nov. 14-16, 2016 in San Francisco, California at the Hilton Financial District San Francisco. Following the educational event, BrandStorm attendees will have an opportunity to participate in an industry tour hosted by Clif Bar & Company.… Full Story »
  • FDA extends some FSMA compliance dates, releases guidance

    Aug 23, 2016

    FDA has extended some of the compliance deadlines for parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and has issued draft guidance for a key portion of the law, the Produce Safety Rule. The changes affect compliance dates for parts of the current good manufacturing… Full Story »
  • Kiremko offers new handling conveyor

    Aug 22, 2016

    The H Flow Conyevor is one of Kiremko’s newest products. This conveyor belt is developed for the transportation of snacks and frozen products. It has a shake and slide system, where the products are moving in a forward direction with a backward movement that goes so… Full Story »
  • NPC awards $10,000 scholarship

    Aug 17, 2016

         The National Potato Council has named Justin Clements, a fifth year doctoral student in the Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center working in the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the recipient of the 2016-2017 Academic Scholarship. The $10,000 award is provided annually to… Full Story »
  • Seed potato export protocol with Panama revised

    Aug 17, 2016

    U.S. Seed Potato exports to Panama will now to be traded under a newly signed U.S. Panama Seed Potato Market Access agreement.  This is a revised version of an existing protocol that clearly sets the phytosanitary conditions under which U.S. seed will be traded. The U.S.… Full Story »
  • Potatoes USA Summer Meeting shares successes

    Aug 17, 2016

    Potatoes USA held its Summer Meeting Aug. 10 in Seattle, Washington, home state of current chairman, Mike Pink. The meeting provided an opportunity for the staff to present the results of the programs conducted in FY16 and the plans for FY17. The administrative committee members engaged in discussions with… Full Story »
  • Over 7,000 Red River Valley acres lost to weather

    Aug 16, 2016

    A flooded and hail damaged field near Crystal, North Dakota. on July 21. Photo: NPPGA Roughly one-third, or 7,000 to 7,800 acres of the Red River Valley fresh market potatoes have been lost to excessive rain, and hail damage in northeast North Dakota according to… Full Story »
  • PAA officers announced

    Aug 16, 2016

    The Potato Association of America (PAA) announced its new slate of officers during its 100th annual meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 3, 2016. Michael Thornton is president, Shelley Jansky is president elect, Rich Novy is vice president, Carrie Wohleb is secretary, Larry Hiller… Full Story »
  • United Fresh event to feature DOJ session

    Aug 15, 2016

    A workshop at this year’s United Fresh Washington Conference will focus on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approach to criminal investigations and prosecution enforcing laws under the Food, Drugs and Cosmetic Act (FD&C). Jeffrey Steger, assistant director in the Consumer Protection Branch, U.S. DOJ, will discuss the department’s approach to… Full Story »

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