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Fourth prison term ordered in Adams Produce fraud

04/10/2014 12:32:00 PM
The former general manager of the Adams Produce Inc. distribution center must serve seven months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the government by overcharging for fresh produce for schools and the military. ... Full story

UPDATED: Watson stepping down from National Mango Board

04/10/2014 4:27:00 PM
William Watson plans to step down as executive director of the National Mango Board. ... Full story

CORRECTED: Export security program could trip exporters

04/09/2014 1:45:00 PM
CORRECTED: U.S. Customs and Border Protection soon may issue a proposed rule on a new cargo security program for exports that could create headaches for agricultural exporters. ... Full story

Sysco the distributor, not the source, in Subway outbreak

10/28/2010 7:38:56 PM
An Illinois division of Houston-based Sysco Corp. likely distributed the food linked to a salmonella outbreak at Subway restaurants earlier this year, and produce was the likely culprit.
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Sobeys updates produce aisles, partners with celebrity chef

09/19/2013 10:09:00 AM
Sobeys Inc. is on a mission to inspire and empower Canadians to eat healthier, with fresh produce at the heart of programs including revamped product assortments and a partnership with a celebrity chef. ... Full story

Irradiation may be future option for exports

04/08/2014 11:33:00 AM
The phaseout of the fumigant methyl bromide may position irradiation as an emerging phytosanitary option for U.S. fresh produce exporters. ... Full story

Test checkers' produce I.D.

04/07/2014 11:16:00 AM
“Oh my! Is this bok choy?” the cashier asked, examining the vegetable closely.

“I believe it is baby bok choy,” I answered.

She spun the little price look-up wheel on the checkstand. “Well, all I’ve got here is bok choy. That’s okay, isn’t it?” She rang it up without waiting a reply. ... Full story

Vidalia onion grower, state official both claim victory in court

04/15/2014 5:28:00 PM
Both sides are claiming victory in the latest chapter of the legal saga of one Vidalia onion grower’s fight against the Georgia agriculture commissioner’s new, later start date for shipping the trademarked onions. ... Full story

Central American Produce shipping Guatemalan squash

01/02/2014 3:18:00 PM
Central American Produce Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., has received its fist shipment of Guatemalan butternut squash. ... Full story
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