Decco Receives EPA Registration for Decco DMN Aerosol to Protect Potatoes While in Storage

January 10, 2022 Decco Worldwide Post-Harvest

Decco U.S. Post-Harvest, Inc. the post-harvest affiliate of UPL Limited, announces the launch of Decco DMN Aerosol at the 2022 Potato Expo in Anaheim. Decco adds the new EPA-registered product to its growing potato storage portfolio available across North America.

Smithfield Foods Commits to Reduce Food Loss and Waste 50% by 2030

January 7, 2022 Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods announced a new goal to halve overall food loss and waste in its U.S. company-owned operations by 2030. The new commitment aligns with various resource conservation and waste reduction initiatives the company has underway in its operations, including efforts to reduce overall waste sent to landfills by 75% and achieve zero-waste-to-landfill certification at three-quarters of its U.S. facilities by 2025.

Bakers Disappointed by EPA’s Proposed Biofuel Volume Mandates, Urge Biden Administration to Provide Relief in Final Rule

December 22, 2021 American Bakers Association

On December 7, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a mandated volume increase for biodiesel, a move that will further add strain to the delicate food supply chain and make it more difficult for Americans to find basic products on grocery store shelves and favorite foods in restaurants.

Meijer Earns Industry Recognition for Sustainable Freight Supply Chain by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

November 8, 2021 Meijer

Meijer received two SmartWay Excellence Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recognizing the retailer as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

FY 2019 Pesticide Report: Consistent with Trends Over the Past 8 Years, Pesticide Residue Levels Remain Low

October 21, 2021 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for FY 2019. We tested for 812 pesticides and industrial chemicals across 4,692 total samples and the majority of samples had pesticide residues below the limits (known as “tolerances”) set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These results are consistent with the trend of low levels of pesticide residue violations over the past 8 years.