• Side Delights promotions set for summer

    May 10, 2016

    Fresh Solutions Network (FSN) is launching summer promotions for each month of the season, with Side Delights June “Meet Your New Flame,” July’s “Star Spangled Steamables” and August’s “Grill ✓ Potatoes ✓.” Fresh Solutions Network is launching the summer season with “Meet Your New Flame” Side… Full Story »
  • FDA hosting public meetings on FSMA implementation

    May 6, 2016

    The FDA will host three one-day public meetings, entitled “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Focus on Strategic Implementation of Prevention-Oriented Import Safety Programs.” The public meetings will be held in different regions throughout the U.S. to provide importers and other interested persons an opportunity to have an in-depth… Full Story »
  • Rutgers hosts FSMA training in preventive controls

    May 5, 2016

    The Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC) has scheduled training in Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) at the Kearny Point Industrial Park on June 8-10. The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction over two and a half days. Participants will earn an official Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) certificate… Full Story »
  • Potato plant boosts defenses against attacks

    May 5, 2016

    Potato plants boost the chemical defenses in their leaves when Guatemalan tuber moth larvae feed on their tubers, according to researchers at the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI). The potato’s response protects against leaf-eating pests, ensuring the plant can maintain sugar production to continue growing tubers during… Full Story »
  • Digi launches wireless temperature monitoring system

    May 5, 2016

    Digi International has introduced Digi Honeycomb, a service that continuously and wirelessly monitors the temperature of perishable goods. The monitoring system provides alerts and warnings of equipment irregularities and temperature analytics. A subscription-based service, Digi Honeycomb is comprised of Bluetooth enabled hand-held probes, wireless sensors, gateways and… Full Story »
  • IFIC names new president

    May 5, 2016

    The International Food Information Council (IFIC) has named Joseph Clayton president and CEO, effective July 11. Clayton also will serve as CEO of the IFIC Foundation. Clayton is currently the interim president of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). He previously served as AFFI’s executive vice president of… Full Story »
  • US, Canada food safety systems comparable

    May 4, 2016

    FDA has signed an arrangement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Department of Health Canada (Health Canada) recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable to each other. The arrangement was signed at a meeting of the FDA-CFIA Health Canada Joint Committee on Food Safety. Each partner… Full Story »
  • Big Idaho Potato Truck ready for fifth tour

    May 4, 2016

    The Idaho Potato Commission's Big Idaho Potato Truck will soon begin its fifth tour across the U.S.  While on its journey, the Big Idaho Potato Truck will serve communities through its charitable program, “A Big Helping.” During its eight-month tour, the truck’s management team will identify local charities… Full Story »
  • Syngenta names new CEO

    May 4, 2016

    Syngenta has appointed J. Erik Fyrwald as chief executive officer effective June 1. He succeeds John Ramsay who has been ad interim CEO since November 2015. Fyrwald is currently president and CEO of the U.S. chemistry distribution company Univar Inc. "After a rigorous search, the board concluded that Fyrwald's leadership… Full Story »
  • Antimicrobial resistance research funding available

    May 2, 2016

    The USDA is making $6 million available to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Applications must address one or more of the… Full Story »

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