Eastern Produce Council Leadership Class Discusses Food Safety at Special Seminar

The 2023 Eastern Produce Council (EPC) Leadership Class received training on the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) during a seminar on April 25, prior to the general EPC membership meeting at Top Golf in Edison, NJ. “Twenty-two members of our class discussed food safety issues and worked in smaller groups on a very engaging exercise about low, medium and high risk situations,” said Susan McAleavey Sarlund, EPC Executive Director. “Food safety reaches into all aspects of our industry, so it’s an important topic to incorporate into any leadership development program.”

Copefrut First Fruit Grower in South America to Receive CarbonNeutral Product Certification

May 2, 2023 Copefrut

After two consecutive years of neutralizing emissions originated in the international transport of its organic apples, Chilean exporter Copefrut takes another step within the framework of its sustainability policy, achieving the CarbonNeutral® Product certification from Climate Impact Partner. Copefrut was able to calculate, mitigate and offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the cradle-to-door life cycle of the first customer for its organic apples, becoming a pioneer of this certification in the region and establishing a new milestone for the global fresh produce industry.

PBH Reaches Millions of Consumers Whilst Rallying Industry Marketers at the Annual Consumer Connection Conference

Produce for Better Health (PBH) wrapped its annual Consumer Connection Conference last month in Scottsdale, AZ where collaboration was the central message for improving fruit and vegetable consumption, in addition to improving access and driving appeal. This event marked the first of its kind within the organization’s new positioning under the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Foundation for Fresh Produce (FFP), demonstrating true collaboration in and of itself.

SeaPak and Morey’s Host Second Annual Coastal Cleanup During Earth Month

May 1, 2023 SeaPak

To give back to the community and promote environmental health during Earth Month, employees from SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood (seapak.com) and Morey’s Fine Fish & Seafood (moreys.com) teamed up with Ocean Conservancy for a Coastal Cleanup at Massengale Park on Thursday, April 27.

Canada Shuts Baby Eel Fishery After String of Attacks on Harvesters

Elvers are Canada’s most valuable fish species by weight, selling for up to $5,000 a kilogram and shipped live to Asia where they are grown for food.