Mushrooms were on the move this year, as nearly half of all Americans put the spongy vegetable into their cart. The fungi climbed from the No. 15 vegetable last year to the No. 12 veggie in Fresh Trends 2013, and the likelihood of a mushroom purchase inched up one percentage point from last year.


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Promotion board leaders meet in D.C.


A group of U.S. Department of Agriculture promotion board leaders met recently in Washington D.C. for the first time.

Mushroom Council holds events at college campuses


The Mushroom Council is sponsoring cooking events at U.S. universities and working with school chefs on menu creation.

To-Jo Mushrooms, student chefs promote ‘blendability’


Company officials at To-Jo Mushrooms recently declared their partnership with Southwest Minnesota State University’s culinology department a success.

Nominees sought for Mushroom Council


The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking nominees to fill three open seats on the Mushroom Council, San Jose, Calif. Applications are due by May 1.

Revisions to CanadaGAP include traceability, repacking sections


Repacking and wholesale requirements are included in updated food safety manuals from CanadaGAP, as well as new requirements for water used in flumes and cleaning applications.

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