Postharvest

Fresh Express shares food safety story through videos

Fresh Express has unveiled an insider’s look at advancements in its all-inclusive food safety and quality program in a video series that covers supply chain-wide critical controls and procedures from field to table. The video... more »

USDA program boosts local crops from California’s underserved farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a program in California that will buy and distribute locally grown, produced and processed food from underserved producers. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the program July 27 during... more »

Nabaco adds produce industry expert to board of directors

Craig Stephen, a senior leader and advisor in the consumer food and produce industry, has joined the board of directors and advisory board for Nabaco® Inc. Nabaco manufactures a revolutionary safe and edible coating that extends... more »

BioSafe Systems adds Alabama, Florida rep

Agricultural biologicals supplier BioSafe Systems LLC added Grant Kees to its Horticulture Division. Kees, who possesses a background in greenhouse production management, sales and irrigation system development, will represent the East Hartford, Connecticut-based BioSafe to... more »

USDA specialty crop program offsets up to $200 million in food safety costs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing specialty crop growers up to $200 million to offset certain expenses incurred to receive food safety certification. The USDA’s new Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops (FSCSC) program... more »

Strella Biotechnologies secures investor funding

Strella Biotechnology Inc., developer of proprietary produce sensor technology designed to reduce food waste and improve quality, has closed a Series A funding round totaling $8 million. The oversubscribed round was led by Millennium New... more »

Edible coating extends shelf life of fresh produce

A new edible coating, NatuWrap, extends the shelf life of fresh produce, cutting down on food waste. NatuWrap keeps moisture in and oxygen and unwanted micro-organisms out, according to a news release, providing value to... more »

Decco gets registration for Decco DMN Aerosol to protect potatoes in storage

Decco U.S. Post-Harvest Inc., the post-harvest affiliate of UPL Limited, announced Dec. 5 the launch of Decco DMN Aerosol at the 2022 Potato Expo in Anaheim, California. Decco adds the new EPA-registered product to its growing... more »

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