• Center for Produce Safety announces $20,000,000 campaign for produce safety

    Oct 2, 2015

    Since its inception in 2007, the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has provided $16.4 million to fund produce safety research.  To expand this work, the center announced the “Campaign for Produce Safety,” a fundraising initiative designed to secure $20 million in funding over the next five years.… Full Story »
  • Ready Pac Foods to offer job opportunities for Syrian refugees

    Sep 30, 2015

    Ready Pac Foods opened its employment doors for refugees relocating to the United States from the current crisis in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. The fresh foods company has committed to train and hire refugees from among the 10,000 Syrian refugees expected from the recent White House announcement. As part of the training,… Full Story »
  • Heartland Farms makes major investments in business and community

    Sep 30, 2015

    Heartland Farms, based in Hancock, Wisconsin recently celebrated the opening of its new 30,000-square-foot farm operations, technology and training center. According to Jeremie Pavelski, president of Heartland Farms, the new center represents “only one piece of the investment we have made in our operations this… Full Story »
  • Hoff appointed to IPC; Nakamura and Wilcox reappointed to IPC

    Sep 29, 2015

    James Hoff was appointed by Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to a three-year term as a new commissioner to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC). Otter reappointed Dan Nakamura and Lynn Wilcox to serve for second three-year term to the IPC. Hoff is a fourth generation… Full Story »
  • Net Irrigate announces new xProxy remote monitoring solution

    Sep 23, 2015

    Net Irrigate announced the launch of its new xProxy remote monitoring solution. Providing continuous monitoring and real-time mobile updates on industrial machine statuses, xProxy can be easily configured to send specific, customizable messages to multiple recipients through push notifications, SMS (text), email, or voice. Developed by the creators… Full Story »
  • PTI releases guidance documents on case-level traceability data

    Sep 23, 2015

    Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) working groups representing every facet of the produce supply chain recently developed two new guidance documents to help industry leverage current investments in case-level traceability for additional business benefits. The PTI guidance documents for “Sharing Trace-Back Data” and for “Global Location… Full Story »
  • FDA schedules public meeting on FSMA Preventive Controls final rules

    Sep 23, 2015

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today a public meeting to offer the opportunity for discussion on the recently finalized rules on preventive controls for human and animal foods under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The meeting, entitled “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Final Rules… Full Story »
  • Chef Jeff to give EXPO keynote address

    Sep 22, 2015

    Celebrity chef Jeff Henderson will give the keynote address at the National Potato Council’s (NPC) POTATO EXPO 2016 on January 13 at the Mirage in Las Vegas. Henderson is the star of the syndicated television show, “Flip My Food with Chef Jeff.” He will share… Full Story »
  • Organic product sales in the U.S. increased 72 percent since 2008

    Sep 18, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2014 Organic Survey, which shows that 14,093 certified and exempt organic farms in the United States sold a total of $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014, up 72 percent since 2008.… Full Story »
  • International potato growers are looking forward to FRUIT LOGISTICA

    Sep 17, 2015

    The harvest for stock potatoes will begin in the next few weeks in Germany and DKHV President Thomas Herkenrath is looking forward to the new season. If the quality of the harvest is good, he expects to see an improvement in market development compared to… Full Story »

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