P E B Commodities, Inc.
PEB Commodities, Inc. (“PEB”) is made up of a unique team of experts and specialists with extensive experience and capabilities in perishable product quality attributes, food safety, handling, precooling, packinghouse operations, cold storage, controlled atmosphere, transportation, refrigeration technology, marine cargo insurance, marketing and sales.
We provide expert and consultation services to growers, shippers, packinghouses, insurance underwriters, transportation companies, P&I Clubs, law firms, manufacturers and others. We are currently offering expert services for alleged losses exceeding $10 million that involve fruit, vegetables, seafood, meat, wine, flower bulbs, grains and blood products.
Founder and President Dr. Patrick E. Brecht, was a professor at Cornell University and senior executive for four multi-national companies. He has post harvest and postmortem expertise with a multitude of perishable products. In the past 5 years, he was the principal consultant for over 175 perishable product and equipment projects. He wrote Shipping Special Commodities and co-authored recently released University of California publications entitled Marine Container Transport of Chilled Perishable Produce and Refrigerated Trailer Transport of Perishable Products. He also jointly authored an atmosphere management book and the soon to be released Air Transport of Perishable Products. He has given perishable product and refrigerated technology workshops in Australia, Asia, North America, Hawaii, Europe and South America.
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