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Live produce finds place in retail, foodservice


Living produce presents a variety of promotional scenarios, marketers say.

UPDATED: Ready Pac expands Bistro Bowl line


Ready Pac Foods Inc. is expanding its Bistro Bowl line with its first wrap- or tortilla products — six of them.

Fresh produce highlights Carrabba’s new dishes


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — At numerous locations during a “First Tastes” event April 29, Tampa, Fla.-based Carrabba’s Italian Grill showcased new dishes featuring fresh produce on its Pasta Seconds menu.

BrightFarms hits million dollar milestone


Urban greenhouse grower BrightFarms Inc. has topped the $100 million mark with its supermarket customers, which company officials say is proof that the local food movement is here to stay.

Infinite Herbs basil recall linked to salmonella


Infinite Herbs LLC voluntarily recalled one lot — almost 600 units — of organic basil because a random test by the Food and Drug Administration returned a positive result for salmonella.

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Market Scope - Herbs — F.o.b.s as of July 14


ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (13-11-12) —

CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 11 units shipped the week of July 7. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices much higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $20.25-22.45, 30s mostly $13.45-14.85. Quality generally good.


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