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Testa Tours Vineland Produce Giant as Part of Business Recovery Tour

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As part of the First Legislative District Team’s Business Recovery Tour, Senator Michael Testa visited F&S Produce Co., Inc. headquartered in the heart of Cumberland County.

Sen. Michael Testa (right) discusses the impact of the pandemic on New Jersey’s business environment with Sam Pipitone, CEO of F&S Produce at the company’s facility in Cumberland County. (SenateNJ.com)

“F&S is a powerhouse, a diamond in the rough which carries deep South Jersey roots,” said Testa. “I am so proud to represent a district fortunate enough to be the home of such an extraordinary company and operation.

“Companies like F&S show how critical it is to have a good infrastructure down here in South Jersey,” Testa continued. “With the right tools in place, the First District and the region has the opportunity to blossom with operations like the one F&S has right in our backyard.”

Founded in 1981, F&S operates multiple facilities to process more than 100 million pounds of produce annually for retail, food service, and industrial customers. The company specializes in fresh cut and individually quick frozen produce, purees, and brines.

F&S provides access to healthy food to an estimated 100 million consumers in the region. F&S produce products, licensed under the Mott’s & Green Giant labels, can be found in retailers such as Trader Joe’s.

“It was an honor for myself and my son, Sam III to share our operation with Senator Testa as part of the LD1 Team’s ‘Business Recovery Tour’,” said Sam Pipitone Jr., F&S’ CEO. “We are proud of our capabilities and the talent of our employees and were pleased Senator Testa was able to tour our Vineland facility.”

The First Legislative District Team will make a series of visits to local companies this spring to hear the concerns of mom-and-pop businesses that were impacted in 2021 by state shutdown orders.

Interested business owners can contact the LD1 legislative office at SenTesta@njleg.org.

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