Produce Blueprints Articles


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Dump Certificates

The following summaries of reparation decisions issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) are intended to help companies understand their rights and responsibilities under PACA. Read More

Spanning the East

If food is a universal language, few countries are more diverse than Canada, leveraging a wealth of fresh flavors and cuisines for discerning residents and even those beyond its borders. Read More

Longevity: Five Secrets to Success

One of the privileges of being associated with the produce industry for 47 years is to have had the opportunity to meet and work with the founders of great companies. Read More

Mega-Produce In The Metroplex

The nation’s fastest growing metroplex—Dallas and Fort Worth—is a mega-opportunity for buyers and sellers of fresh produce, flowing through a network of wholesalers, retailers, and farmers’ markets to consumers. Read More

Sweet Yields?

As the new season approaches, take a dive into the cherry industry as growers talk varieties and yields, receivers prep for the crop, and retailers get set to market the perfect fruit snack. Read More

Blurring the Lines

Fan or foe, Amazon’s invasion of the grocery world sent shockwaves through the food industry. Though the impact varies along the produce supply chain, the big question is whether this ecommerce revolution will be good for consumers—but bad for everyone else. Read More

The Sanitary Transportation Rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) final rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (the “Sanitary Transportation Rule” or “Rule”), is broad in its coverage. Read More