QIMA: The impact of the human factor in cold chain assurance

Our expert, Sebastián Scheggia, tells how the fresh food import and export industry must comply with the processes in the cold chain and the impact of adequate quality control for the assurance of the product's life in today's logistics.
July 06 , 2021

Permanent round table raises hopes for Dominican Republic’s banana industry

Banana Link International Coordinator Alistair Smith outlines developments that point to greater social dialogue and a brighter future for the many Haitian migrant workers on the country’s plantations.
June 10 , 2021

Opinion: Persecution in Spain against the avocado

Cristobal Aguado, President of Valencia's AVA-ASAJA, says that hundreds of families benefit from the performance of this crop, helping to turn the economic wheel in many towns.
April 27 , 2021

Five food trends and how they are shaping new safety requirements

Kirstie Jones of U.K.-based Navitas SafetyNow says: "Businesses should be seeking to utilize the rise of these five food trends in order to catapult themselves to greater success and deliver a service that the consumer demands."
April 19 , 2021

100 days post Brexit, what are the impacts on the produce sector?

John Giles of Promar International says: "They always say Rome wasn’t built in a day – but neither has the full impact of Brexit been seen in the UK after 100 – yet."
April 16 , 2021

Leverage the power of perishables by differentiating fresh food offerings

Sally Lyons Wyatt and Jonna Parker of IRI say three key areas offer retailers and manufacturers fantastic differentiation opportunities, whether in-store, online or out-of-store with digital or other media.
April 08 , 2021

Opinion: Unity is a necessity to achieve greater goals

Cristian Tagle, President of the Chilean Cherry Committee, says the industry must come together following an unprecedented and challenging season.
March 23 , 2021

Opinion: Supply shock, demand collapse?

In the wake of the Chilean table grape damage, John Pandol says "the idea of 'there’s half the supply so the price should double' never happens".
March 02 , 2021

Time for the blueberry industry of the Americas to come to the table

Following the last week's USITC ruling, Cort Brazelton says: "In the aftermath of this intense process, we have an opportunity to come together."
February 17 , 2021

Opinion: The debate on blueberry imports vs domestic supply is worthy of history books

Jim Prevor says that this battle over blueberries, and protecting US farmers versus providing for consumers, is truly a battle that has echoed through U.S. history.
February 11 , 2021