The decade of fruits and vegetables

There are events throughout history that cause a paradigm shift from one era to the next, where important changes to the usual ways of doing things […]

Walmart to require suppliers to endorse Ethical Charter, adopt IPM

Walmart U.S. is asking its produce suppliers to endorse the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices and adopt Integrated Pest Management as a condition of doing […]

Pest Control Tips for Food Facilities During 2021

Last year proved to be one of the most challenging years for every industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plant closures, employee sick leave and social […]

Researchers use iwaspoisoned.com and Amazon reviews to improve food safety

Researchers are using text mining technology to analyze comments and reviews to improve the traceability of and communication about risky food products. In a new study […]

Resilience in food safety for 2021: Consumer related challenges

Dr. David Acheson, CEO & president of The Acheson Group, suggests that food firms will need resilience when addressing consumer-related challenges in 2021. Consumer shift away from […]

Industry Viewpoint: Get onboard with sustainability

Hot off the heels of United Fresh’s BrandStorm, there’s a renewed buzz around sustainability. For the produce industry, this isn’t a new topic. We’ve been pounding […]

How have consumer grocery shopping patterns changed one year into the pandemic?

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, 96% of Americans say they clean and disinfect their homes as much or more than before. Nearly half (47%) […]

Amazon is Delivering Food Safety

  Amazon’s innovative approach to food safety starts with the customer and works backward. Leadership principles may be a fairly common initiative of business, but applying […]

FDA Extends Flexibility for Unique Facility Identifier Requirement for Food Facility Registration through December 2022

The requirement to include a UFI began during this past biennial registration renewal period and was introduced in accordance with the 2016 rule implementing the food […]