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The Arizona Leafy Greens Food Safety Training Kit has a new component specifically designed for supervisory roles and personnel who conduct daily field assessments. Module 4: Pre-Harvest & Daily Harvest Environmental Assessments addresses the industry’s need to train those responsible for monitoring potential environmental contaminants. “The development of this particular module was probably the most complex of all of... Read more

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Organic mushroom sales continue to rise at a nice rate for Giorgio Fresh
“The organic mushroom market continues to grow at a nice rate,” said Bill Litvin, vice president of sales and national account manager for Giorgio Fresh, headquartered in Temple, PA. “According to a recent shipping report from The Mushroom Council, the industry saw organic sales increase by 19.3 percent while volume increased by 15.6 percent in the month of... Read more

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Monte Vista’s Tillman says yellows bringing more outside business
Thus far the 2014-15 shipping season has been good, according to Monte Vista Potato Growers’ General Manager Jason Tillman, and he said that although potato movement had slowed somewhat after the holidays, he remains optimistic that overall business will continue to be steady. During the first week of January, Tillman said yellows in particular were doing well,... Read more

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Mucci Farms, based in Kingsville, ON, announced the addition of Stephen Cowan to its sales and marketing department on Jan. 26. Cowan brings over 14 years of experience in the produce industry to his new position as key account manager. Some of his previous positions have included retail produce manager,... Read more

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New Products Showcase: Stemilt Fresh Blenders provide convenience to consumers
A healthy, nutritious breakfast is just a fingertip away with Stemilt Growers’ new “Fresh Blenders” line of apples. “It became quite evident to us through consumer research and engagement that people were using apples in their juicers and blenders at home as a way to get more servings of fruits and... Read more