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Highlight Reel

While Los Angeles may be most famous as the heart of the film and television industry, the produce trade has played a strong supporting role throughout the city’s storied history. Read More

FSMA: Smoothing the Transition

In 2011, when then-President Barack Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law, it radically changed the food safety landscape for U.S. Read More

New York’s Hunts Point

The largest terminal market in the United States is marking 50 years in the international produce industry. Hunts Point’s vast premises is also abuzz with renovations—as merchants move forward with expansion plans and prep for the latest FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) implementations. Read More

Collaboration Is Key

Although the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are separate agencies with different missions related to FSMA, they continue to share a robust working relationship with the aim to assist growers and others subject to the regulations. Read More

Getting to the Core of the Apple Market

Suppliers are excited about the quality and quantity of this year’s apple crop—even though it’s still early for definitive figures. Regardless, growers large and small are continuing their quest for new varieties, hoping one will equate or surpass the popularity of Honeycrisp. Read More

Protecting Produce

The produce industry is in the midst of figuring out how best to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama in 2011, and administered by the U.S. Read More

The Status of Organics

From juice bars to superfoods, fruits and vegetables are trending. Consumers, especially millennials, are seeking out more organic foods. Manufacturers, retailers, and restauranteurs have taken notice, and organics are riding the crest of a growing wave toward healthy alternatives. Read More