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Interview with John Galvez, Markon’s Quality Assurance Director

Twice a year, our Boots in the Field inspectors move to new growing regions along with our growers, as they...

Norovirus test results in a lab

Norovirus

Norovirus is the most common cause of non-bacterial foodborne illness and gastroenteritis each year, with more than 685 million cases...

Good Agricultural Practices

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Good Agricultural Practices, or GAPs, are the FDA guidelines for minimum sanitary and safety requirements to be used while growing...

HACCP Certified - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, or HACCP, is a systematic approach to food safety within a facility. It focuses on...

Fresh-run onions

Cured vs Fresh-Run Onions

Fresh-run onions exhibit light color and flaky skin, while typical cured storage-onion characteristics include globe-like shape, firm texture, dark skin,...

An example of bloom drop

Bloom Drop

Bloom drop, or as it’s sometimes called—blossom drop, is when the bloom or flower of a vine crop (cucumbers, melons,...

Integrated Pest Management system

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

An IPM system seeks to implement socially responsible and economically feasible methods of reducing agricultural pests and promoting sustainable agriculture...

Sustainability in the agricultural and foodservice industries

Sustainability

The goal of sustainability in the agricultural and foodservice industries is to meet the public’s food needs without compromising future...

Epidermal peeling

Epidermal Peeling

Usually used in reference to lettuces, epidermal peeling is a quality defect caused by freezing temperatures. The outer layer of...

Hollow heart in potatoes

Hollow Heart

Hollow heart indicates an open cavity in the center of a potato that turns brown in more severe cases. Its...

Forklift lifting boxes

Cold-Chain Management

Cold chain management is the control and maintenance of storage temperatures to prevent product deterioration and bacteria growth, as well...

Good Manufacturing Practices

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

Good Manufacturing Practices, or GMPs, are the minimum sanitary and processing requirements issued by the FDA (under section 520 of...