Fresh Avenue, which has facilities in Salinas, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz., is launching in-season fresh consolidation services at those locations, which serve as Fresh Avenue’s western base of operations.
CHICAGO — Through a hypothetical outbreak scenario, a workshop at the United Fresh Produce Convention showed the considerable challenges federal investigators and regulators face when real outbreaks occur.
Long-time Twin City produce companies H. Brooks & Co. and its affiliates, and J&J Distributing are being acquired and consolidated into a new company, known as New Harvest Foods, helmed by industry veteran Ron Carkoski.
As the Yuma, Ariz., lettuce season begins, growers there will be following new food safety standards after an industry-led massive effort dug into the possible causes of an E. coli outbreak linked to Yuma romaine.
For the third year in a row, Morning Kiss Organic has earned an AA Food Safety Rating certification from the British Retail Consortium, an accreditation body for Global Food Safety Initiative certifications.
AgriTalk Host Chip Flory brings in Jim Wiesemeyer to cover news from Washington, Greg Henderson and Pamela Riemenschneider cover online produce shopping, and Rhonda Brooks previews Farm Journal's Yield Tour.