- Fast patent-pending sponge release, which should help take more samples in less time
- Longest handle on the market to help sample hard to reach areas
- The stick is recyclable after use, making it environmentally friendly
- No hard plastic left inside sponge, which prevents the bag from tearing during transport
- 12 months shelf life at room temperature
- Opportunities for collaboration through Trading Partner Roundtables and “How to Do Business With…” sessions featuring top retailers, distributors and brands
- An Innovation Track focused on how GS1 Standards support emerging technology, including artificial intelligence, emerging data carriers, machine learning, IoT and more
- A Tech Track that highlights solution provider offerings to solve business challenges
Here’s a look at articles and other resources for the week of April 12 highlighted by the QA staff.
All-Star Speaker Lineup Highlights PCT/QA Food Processing & Commercial Facilities Virtual Event
Dan Collins, Kristie Grzywinski, Chelle Hartzer and Pat Hottel will present on topics related to the role pest control plays in food safety programs in food plants and food service facilities.
PMMI Announces In-Person Pack Expo for the Fall
The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies said a survey led it to believe the industry is ready for safe return of in-person trade shows.
USDA Announces Funding Opportunities
The announced funding opportunities cover producers, food security, crops and more, with deadlines for applications in May and June.
U.S. Dairy Applauds USDA Work to Implement New Dairy Donation Program
Michael Dykes, president and CEO, International Dairy Foods Association, and Jim Mulhern, president and CEO, National Milk Producers Federation, released a joint statement.
March/April Issue Digital Edition of QA Launches
Look back at 10 years of FDA's FSMA, pathogen detection and prevention, how to fight flying insects and more.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Agriculture announced this week that it will soon implement the $400 million Dairy Donation Program established by Congress in December 2020. The department provided details on program participation to dairy processors and cooperatives in order to ensure donations of nutritious dairy products continue to make their way to Americans struggling with hunger while USDA finalizes the program.
“IDFA applauds USDA for advancing the Dairy Donation Program (DDP), which will facilitate the donation of fresh, nutritious dairy products to nonprofit organizations helping Americans currently struggling with hunger and nutrition issues. The U.S. dairy industry stepped up throughout the pandemic to partner with and aid non-profits, charities and other organizations working to combat our nation’s hunger issues that were exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. This new program will help ensure persons in need continue to receive assistance and the unique combination of essential nutrients that only dairy products can provide. IDFA appreciates the department’s work to ensure dairy donations continue during this crucial time of need in our country. We will continue to work with the department to ensure the program works efficiently for dairy processors and cooperatives and the nonprofit organizations serving our nation’s food insecure families,” said Michael Dykes, president and CEO, IDFA.
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