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UPDATED: Grower says FDA forcing recall weeks after the fact


(UPDATED COVERAGE 5:12 p.m.) A Florida grower says the Food and Drug Administration is mandating a recall of curly parsley five weeks after it was harvested — and long after its shelf life had expired — after a positive test for salmonella.

Gold Coast Packing sports new logo


Gold Coast Packing Inc. has adopted a new logo to reflect growth at the company that includes ongoing construction of a processing plant and cold storage facility.

New Jersey growers begin shipments early


Garden State shippers begin shipments early, summer crops to be on-time

TrueTrac signs companies for PTI program


Two high-profile companies recently signed with TrueTrac LLC, Salinas, Calif., to use LabelTrac and HarvestTrac to comply with the Produce Traceability Initiative.

Parsley sold in Saskatchewan contaminated


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a public warning April 4 regarding possible cryptosporidium contamination of fresh parsley sold at one grocery store in Saskatchewan.

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Market Scope - Parsley — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20


IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 6-8-7, shipments (AZ 4-3-3, CA 1-1-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 60s curly mostly $10.45-12.61, plain mostly $11-13.45. Quality generally good.


OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 1 unit shipped the week of Jan. 12. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 60s curly and plain $9.95-10.75. Quality generally good.


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