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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 April 7


ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (2-3-3) —

CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase above the 2 units shipped the week of March 31. Trading plain very active, curly active. Prices plain higher, curly generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 60s curly mostly $9.65-11.11, plain mostly $16-18.25. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 1 unit shipped the week of March 31. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices much higher. Cartons bunched 60s curly $10.75-12.75. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 5-4-4, shipments AZ 4-4-3, CA 1-0-0) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as most shippers have finished for the season. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good. Lighter shipments were expected to continue through April 12. LAST REPORT.


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