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Oser Communications Group Anaheim Thursday, October 17, 2019 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH PMA With safety recalls impacting regions across the nation and categories across the industry, those who can impact food safe- ty at any level are making a great effort to do so. "Food safety is foundation- al for our quality standards," said Nick Sullivan, Research and Development lead for hydroponic greenhouse-grower North Shore Living Herbs + Greens ® . "In all our system designs, food safety risk mitigation is always a top pri- ority." With many recalls resulting from contaminated water touching edible parts of a product, hydroponic Hydroponics: Food Safety at Its Finest For many years, U.S. customers have had only one source for their plastic bag closures. Now they have a choice. Steve Greenfield, Director of Sales & Marketing for NNZ Inc. explains, "For many packers there has been a single source for a plastic closure for poly and mesh bags in the United States due to a patent. So for a very long time, U.S. customers had no choice but to use this product. I believe in the value of patents, but I also believe in free market capitalism. So once a patent has run out, it allows the market to dictate whose product to use." Schutte Bag Closures from the Netherlands has Able Freight continues to focus on utilizing technology to deliver exceptional services for its cus- tomers, ensuring the company is strategically positioned for future growth and disrupting the indus- try. The key areas of focus include: creating an innovative culture throughout the company; roll-out of its DataHub shipment tracking portal; implementation of commodity-based shelf-life formulas for global clients; piloting a blockchain to DataHub as related to Internet of Things (temperature trackers) and remain- ing days of shelf-life in real-time along the way. The For Driscoll's, the brand promise of Only the Finest Berries™ has sin- gularly allowed the com- pany to focus on its mis- sion of delighting the con- sumer. Flavor is at the heart of the brand differentiation and this year's earlier introduction of a premium, high-flavor, specialty pro- gram has become a marketplace success. Limited Edition – Rosé Berries™ and Sweetest Batch™ – are a collection of berries that mark the first in a series of offerings designed to give consumers an indulgent new way to experience fresh berries. The Limited Edition Rosé Strawberries have a smooth, silky, creamy texture that delivers a sweet Food Defend™, the maker of FruitGard ® , announced that it is expecting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of its proprietary dry fumigant for use in onion storage and transportation. "We're the top anti-microbial in potato storage. Onions share many of the same decay issues, so we're accelerating our plans to introduce the benefits of FruitGard into that area," said Thomas Young, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Market Development for Food Defend. "Obtaining clearances by both the EPA and FDA would make FruitGard extremely appealing for onion grower/shippers. Just like it has for companies handling potatoes, tomatoes and cantaloupes." FruitGard is a dry, chlorine dioxide (ClO 2 ) fumigant Continued on Page 48 El Sol brands began as a sourcing effort to fill the needs of its sister company, Rbest Produce NY, some 25 years ago. Today, the com- pany is the largest importer and distributor of tropical roots in the U.S., with facili- ties in New York and Miami. El Sol imports fresh quality products from all over Latin America and the Caribbean, including Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Jamaica, just to name a few. All of its products have been standardized to very specific sizing. Meeting the challenge to standardize the demands of this ever-growing demographic has made El Sol a better supplier. Continued on Page 57 Continued on Page 57 NNZ Inc. Offers Choice in Bag Closures Able Freight Services Puts Customer Needs First Food Defend Plans Introduction of Onion Storage Product Driscoll's Premium Flavor Innovation El Sol: Fresh, Quality Products Continued on Page 48 Continued on Page 57 Continued on Page 48 BOOTH #4203 BOOTH #3945 BOOTH #3577 BOOTH #4534 BOOTH #1455

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