Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants all agencies under his jurisdiction to make it standard operation procedure to address the needs of the organic sector.
The Organic Trade Association is founding a farmers advisory council.
Organic grower-shipper Earthbound Farm has hired Barclays to sell the company, according to a Reuters report.
BALTIMORE — Food safety should not be a competitive advantage as far as Will Daniels is concerned, and the senior vice president of Earthbound Farm backed that up by announcing the company will open its wash line and facilities to give competitors information on beefing up their own food safety programs.
Daniels made the announcement during his speech at the Food Safety Summit May 1. Event organizers said about 1,500 people registered for the three-day event. He said he plans to begin finalizing the details of the Earthbound Farm facility tours as soon as he returns to California.
Pacific International Marketing has expanded its organic vegetable program in Santa Maria, added to its cooler space in the valley and begun marketing snow and snap peas.