The University of Arizona Food Safety Consortium’s annual 2022 Food Safety Conference honored and dedicated this year’s conference to the late Hank Giclas, former Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Science & Technology at Western Growers.

Hank’s wife Kathleen, father Henry L. Giclas Jr. and brother Patric Giclas were in attendance during the award ceremony.

Hank served the Western fresh produce industry in various capacities with Western Growers for more than three decades, from 1990 until he retired in 2020.

Michelle Rivera

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reminding buyers and sellers of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables subject to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) of the actions that must be taken for a seller to preserve their PACA trust rights in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or electronic invoicing (collectively, “EDI”) systems.

Buyers of commodities subject to the PACA must provide a means for sellers to preserve their PACA trust rights for transactions made in EDI systems.

Bryan Nickerson