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Special  —  PMA Fresh Summit

Produce for Better Health to host supermarket dieticians at Fresh Summit

More than 20 supermarket dietitians are joining the Produce for Better Health Foundation at its annual 3-day educational and networking program that runs concurrently with the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.This is the third annual event for the Hockessin, Del.-based foundation, which gives.....

Tropical fruits, vegetables & more from Guatemalan supply at Fresh Summit

This year 20 Guatemalan agricultural enterprises will be representing Guatemala to 21 thousand visitors in Fresh Summit Trade Show 2014, they will offer products like: papaya, mango, mini vegetables, snow peas, sugar snap peas, French beans, baby corn, among others. In this opportunity, we expect to generate.....

Green Giant™ Fresh finalist in PMA Fresh Summit sensory contest

During their first year participating, Green Giant™ Fresh has been named one of the top 10 finalists in the PMA Fresh Summit Sensory Experience Contest with their Cauliflower and Avocado Croquette with Avocado and Honey Dijon Aiolis. Each year participants are given the opportunity to showcase their products.....

Avocados from Mexico unveil new "Made with Love" campaign at PMA

Avocados from Mexico (AFM) will be sharing the love at the upcoming 2014 Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit Exposition in Anaheim, CA. With over 1 billion lbs. of imports in the U.S. and 70% market share, the top selling avocado brand in the United States will be unveiling its “Made with.....

Asparagus shipper adds sweet packaged corn to product list

Jacobs, Malcolm & Burtt (JMB) is bringing sweet corn back and has a newly re-designed booth at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim, California October 17-19, 2014.Available in four and eight packs, JMB’s sweet corn has been added to their product list for 2014. Like JMB’s other fresh produce, their.....

SUNSET® teams up with guest chef for PMA Fresh Summit

SUNSET® Produce is gearing up for PMA Fresh Summit and has teamed up with chef and blogger Nikki Dinki to showcase this year’s product offering.“We’re so excited to partner with chef Nikki Dinki for this year’s summit,” said Daniela Ferro, communications coordinator for SUNSET®. “Nikki is dedicated to.....

CRUNCH PAK® to debut multiple products at PMA

Crunch Pak®, the sliced apples specialist, will debut several items at the 2014 PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim.Crunch Pak’s 20 x 40-foot booth (#3084) will highlight the variety and scope of the company’s products available and feature its newest items including the NBA Fit Snacker that will be sold in Walmart.....

Melissa’s presents four new processed products at PMA Expo

In line with its focus on innovation and customer-oriented service, the Californian distributor of speciality and organic fresh produce Melissa's/World Variety Produce, Inc. is launching four new products which will be presented at the PMA Expo in Anaheim, CA on Oct. 18 & 19.Clean SnaxCLEAN SNAX™ comes.....

MARCO exhibits at PMA

Meeting global fresh produce pack house challenges

Year-round consumer demand for pre-packed fruit and fresh produce is steadily increasing and pack houses around the world are facing significant challenges to remain competitive. Marco’s Murray Hilborne spends a high percentage of his time talking with global growers and packers in order to understand their.....

Food-Safe labels introduced at 2014 PMA in Anaheim, CA

Dynamic Systems, Inc., a leader in Produce Traceability Systems announces the availability of a food safe label to be used with the SIMBA PTI Labelling System. The system formats the label to provide food processors the ability to conform to GS-1 Standards and be PTI Compliant. The system is intended for.....

Hot summer brings full flavour to Sunlight’s fall harvest

It’s a non-stop harvest in the vineyards as Jakov P. Dulcich & Sons’ Green and Red Emerald, Scarlet Royal, Autumn Royal, Autumn King, Luisco, Crimson, Vintage and Red Globe grape varieties are being picked and packed. Due to the hot summer, the brix are up, the crunch is strong and the taste is.....

University students explore Fresh Summit and produce industry opportunities

More than 40 students from 13 universities will join 20,000+ fresh produce and floral industry members in Anaheim, California this October for the PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo. As part of the PMA Foundation Career Pathways program created in 2004 with the help of Jay and Ruthie Pack Family.....

Mann Packing prepping for inaugural Tour de Fresh ride to Anaheim

Mann Packing Co. is sponsoring a three-man team in the first Tour de Fresh event next month. The four-day cycling event will take produce industry member participants 275 miles along the California coast travelling to Anaheim for the PMA Fresh Summit show.Not only will this ride be a test of endurance for.....

United Fresh announces Board of Trustees to lead New United Fresh Start Foundation

The United Fresh Produce Association has unveiled the Board of Trustees to lead the new United Fresh Start Foundation. The members were appointed by the United Fresh Board of Directors at their September 11 meeting in Washington, DC. The mission of the new United Fresh Start Foundation, focused on increasing.....

PMA Fresh Summit mobile app

Personalize your visit to the Fresh Summit. The official Fresh Summit mobile app is a great pre-show planning and onsite navigational tool. With the mobile app, you can:• Create a personalized schedule with on-the-go details like workshop information• Bookmark exhibitors you want to see• Connect with fellow.....

New fill-by-weight clamshell filler for blueberries to be displayed at PMA Fresh Summit

Lakewood’s newest 12-head weigh-filling clamshell filler, the EZ Fill, is now available through the Michigan based packing equipment manufacturer. The machine has been designed to offer blueberry growers a machine tailored specifically to them using the input of existing blueberry-packing customers as the.....

FDA releases supplemental proposals on FSMA

Mike Taylor to engage with industry leaders at Fresh Summit

On the 19th of Sept., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released four supplemental proposals under the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act on produce safety, preventive controls for human food, foreign supplier verification programs and preventive controls for animal feed. Industry will have 75 days to.....

Mucci Farms finalist for packaging with “Impact”

Mucci Farms has been named one of the 2014 PMA Impact Award; Excellence in Packaging Finalists. Out of the 67 entries (submitted by 56 companies), 20 of those submissions have been identified as program finalists. Mucci Farms captured 3 of the spots with the following entries: Mucci Farms has always tried to.....

CMI named as a finalist for the PMA Impact Award in packaging

Columbia Marketing International (CMI) has been named as a finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Awards in Excellence in Packaging for their innovative single serving cherry package.The Produce Marketing Association reported that, 56 companies entered 67 products for consideration. Twenty packaging submissions.....

Ruby Fresh JEWELS nominated as 2014 PMA Impact Award finalist

Attracting 67 entries from 56 companies, Ruby Fresh JEWELS Grab-N-Go Pomegranate Aril cups are one of 20 products that have been selected as a Finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Award: Excellence in Packaging. Winners will be announced at the PMA Fresh Summit on Friday, October 17, 2014.The 2014 PMA Impact.....

BanaBay to use PMA as a springboard to US market

Global fresh produce grower and distributor, BanaBay Ltd makes its first official US introduction at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo in Anaheim, California in October. BanaBay offers conventional, organic and organic Fairtrade bananas, pineapples, and plantains with customized and flexible packaging.....

Eco Flavor Bowl up for PMA Impact Award

SUNSET's new Eco Flavor Bowl has been chosen as one of the finalists for this year's PMA Impact Award: Excellence in Packaging. The winner of the award will be announced at this year's PMA Fresh Summit conference in October.The PMA Impact Award singles out innovations in packaging in the fresh produce.....

Lotpath releases developer API for fresh produce inspection software

Lotpath, a provider of software apps to the fresh produce industry have announced the availability of a Developer API for Lotpath Quality, the industry leading fresh produce inspection software app. Lotpath Quality has a built-in customizable dashboard for viewing inspection data, inspection photos, and.....

Side Delights Gourmet Petite product line to compete in PMA’s Impact Award finals

Fresh Solutions Network named as a finalist for PMA Impact Award in packaging

Fresh Solutions Network has been named as a finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Awards in Excellence in Packaging for their innovation and excellence in the Side Delights Gourmet Petite potato product line.The Produce Marketing Association reported that 56 companies submitted 67 entries. The Impact Award.....

PMA reveals finalists for Impact Award

PMA revealed the PMA Impact Award finalist for 2014. PMA’s Impact Award: Excellence in Packaging is a global program recognizing companies that use innovation and excellence in packaging to maximize the selling of fresh produce and floral. This notable award recognizes trendsetters that create and deliver.....