LA QUINTA, Calif. — After more than 40 years in the produce industry and nearly 25 years at Four Seasons, Ron Carkoski was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the United Fruit Produce FreshStart 2019.
The FDA says romaine lettuce is now safe to eat following the “purge” of product on the market, and grower-shippers agreed to new labeling standards that will include where the lettuce is grown.
The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, which jointly launched the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices, are offering a web seminar as they seek endorsers of the document.
With more than 170 meetings on Capitol Hill in two days, the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference lobbied lawmakers on the farm bill, trade, nutrition, food safety and immigration reform.
The United Fresh Produce Association announced the members of its Leadership Class 24 of the 2018-2019 United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program during the association’s annual event in Chicago this week.
CHICAGO — Despite a storm June 26 that canceled hundreds of flights and created disruptions for travelers, attendees and organizers of the United Fresh Produce Association’s Expo were mostly happy with the outcome.
CHICAGO — Touching on trade, farm labor and food safety regulations, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue defended Trump administration efforts to help fruit and vegetable growers deal with the tough issues they face.