FDA Provides an Update on the new Produce Safety Rule

As the full, national rollout of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA)—a sweeping reform of food safety laws designed to better prevent issues as opposed to simply responding to…

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Recently Advanced Farm Bill Could Have Wide-reaching Impact on Produce & Floral Industries

The national conversation surrounding the 2018 Farm Bill, advanced in the Senate on June 28th by an 86-11 vote, will likely revolve around the highly political topics as the bill…

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E. Coli Outbreak can be Learning Opportunity for Leafy Greens Industry

The worst E. Coli outbreak in over a decade has affected a widespread swathe of the country—reaching as far as Alaska—but seems to have originated from just one location: Yuma…

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Contractors and Customers Alike Can’t Live Without Refrigeration Controls and Monitoring

“It’s almost like the check engine light in your car.”   This is how Charlie Sternberg, owner of S&S Refrigeration Co. in New Jersey, described the base value of NRM’s…

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As Companies Continue to Alter Their Processes to Adhere to FSMA, Some Remain Skeptics

This year marks the pivotal period for the widespread adoption of, and adherence to, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Originally passed in 2010, it took the next six years…

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In Connected, Smart Technologies, the HVACR Industry Sees a Real Game-Changer

Some of the best places to gain insight on the future outlook of specific technologies or industries are trade shows, conferences, and educational sessions hosted by industry leaders. Often, a…

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HVACR Contractors: the Key to a Healthy Relationship with Your Customers? Communication

In the relationship between HVACR contractors and their customers who rely on the complex, expensive refrigeration equipment to keep their business alive, neither partner has it easier than the other….

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When is it Time to Consider a Refrigeration Monitoring and Control System?

As more and more companies incorporate aspects of IoT and smart technologies into their day-to-day operations—from adaptive air-conditioning controls to motion-activated office lights to inside air quality sensors—one area for…

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2017 Sees the Finalization of New WICF Regulations for Energy Efficiency; Compliance by 2020

On September 7th, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy put into place a new set of standards that revolve around walk-in cooler and freezer efficiency metrics. These new rules are…

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Historically Cold Climate can Wreak Havoc on Air-Cooled Condensing Units

The historically cold temperatures gripping a lot of the country right now are not detrimental only to you, and your home heating bill; they are also increasing the likelihood of…

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