Pundit’s Mailbag — A Grower-Shipper Speaks Out On PMA’s Fresh Summit…Does The Industry Benefit From Seafood Towers, Surf & Turf and Fine Wine?

Despite being well-financed, PMA announced the layoff of a number of executives when its physical trade show was cancelled. What should our industry associations look like in the years ahead? This is an issue we have been dealing with for some time. Now we have more input, this time from the grower/shipper side of the business.

PMA Expands FreshEd Academy Catalogue with Retail Certificate

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and Center for Growing Talent (CGT) are continuing to expand virtual learning opportunities for industry members. FreshEd Academy is a growing portfolio of on-demand, online courses that provides industry specific education and training designed by subject matter experts.

PMA Celebrates the Best of 2020 with Floral Marketer of the Year

January 4, 2021 PMA

During Fresh Summit, Produce Marketing Association shared a number of award winners throughout the program, but none quite like the announcement for Floral Marketer of the Year. This year’s winner, Debora Steier, vice president of floral at Albertsons, was recognized in front of her peers and family.

Salinas Valley: Growers Contend With How to Make Sure Leafy Greens are Safe

“We absolutely recognize that there are millions of servings of these products consumed every single day. And the food is safe — except when it isn’t,” said Trevor Suslow, a food safety expert at UC Davis who recently stepped down as the vice president of produce safety at the Produce Marketing Association.

PMA Statement: CDC and FDA declare 3rd E. coli outbreak over

December 23, 2020 Produce Marketing Association

In response to the CDC’s most recent update to their E. coli outbreak investigation, PMA has shared the following statement: