Postharvest

Food Safety Culture: A foundation for best practices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a growing interest in looking at a company’s culture of food safety whether it’s a farm, packing and distribution operation or fresh-cut fruit and vegetable processor. Officials from... more »

Falling Apples: Growers challenged by costs, declining acreage

U.S. apple growers are producing more fruit — and additional club varieties — on fewer acres but are also challenged by a series of higher growing costs during inflationary times. Chris Gerlach, director of industry... more »

IFT analyzes low-cost traceability solutions

The Institute of Food Technologists has created a report based on the 90 submissions to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2021 Low- or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) report... more »

New AI: early size profile available for pears

The U.S. is one of the top three pear producers globally, and work is under way in many areas of the supply chain to ensure more pears make it to market. From rootstock research and... more »

IFPA comments on EU packaging regulations

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) submitted public comments on the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on packaging and packaging waste. “We are fully committed to reducing, (with the long-term goal... more »

AgroFresh partners with Strella on pear, apple storage monitoring

Postharvest freshness solutions provider AgroFresh Solutions Inc. is partnering with sensor technology developer Strella, in an exclusive global distribution agreement. The agreement, announced April 20, launches immediately for the Northern Hemisphere’s apple and pear seasons,... more »

Sustainable and safe: Ionized gas used for food safety

Start-up company NanoGuard Technologies is in the early phases of designing a technology that uses air and electricity to kill molds and pathogens on fruits, vegetables and other food, with a goal of replacing chemical... more »

AgroFresh adds four to leadership positions

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has made four key appointments to its senior leadership team. These new leaders will strengthen AgroFresh’s leadership and enhance its capabilities in global operations, manufacturing, information technology, digital solutions and human resources,... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) June 2024 issue.

Modern solar and storage technology can help apple packers stand out

Labor report: Fruit and vegetable growers voice concerns in 2024 labor survey

Tenerelli Orchards exits wholesale, focuses on farmers markets, u-pick

Protecting water supplies through vineyard groundwater recharge

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

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