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UPDATE: Mucci Farms, top execs face criminal charges for COOL

07/29/2014 10:42:00 AM
(UPDATED COVERAGE July 31) Two top officials at an Ontario greenhouse face criminal fraud charges for allegedly selling fresh vegetables from Mexico to Canadian retailers and representing them as Canadian produce. ... Full story

Texas shipper indicted for fraud, money laundering

07/10/2014 4:34:00 PM
Curtis DeBerry, owner of Progreso Produce Ltd., has been indicted on nine counts including wire fraud, money laundering, falsified statements to a financial institution and false declarations in bankruptcy proceedings. ... Full story

UPDATED: Wawona stone fruit recall spurred by Australian tests

07/21/2014 10:15:00 AM
(UPDATED COVERAGE, July 22) As a recall of stone fruit from Wawona Packing Co. expanded to Canada, the California company responded to consumers’ questions, explaining that an Australian importer’s discovery of minute levels of listeria on three peaches spurred the international recall. ... Full story

UPDATED: Mexico signs food safety statement with U.S.

07/25/2014 12:27:00 PM
(UPDATED COVERAGE July 28) It’s only two pages, but a document signed by U.S. and Mexican officials is being called a milestone in the pursuit of cooperative food safety efforts, especially for preventive practices and verification requirements for fresh produce. ... Full story

Group educates lawmakers on need for organic HLB research

07/30/2014 10:30:00 AM
The organic industry took to Capitol Hill to educate staff members from more than a dozen congressional offices about the need to find organic methods to fight citrus greening. ... Full story

Study suggests organic foods nutritionally superior

07/11/2014 1:39:00 PM
A new research study from the United Kingdom suggests organic crops and foods made from them are nutritionally superior to conventional counterparts. ... Full story

Earthbound officials say new owner has similar values

12/12/2013 5:07:00 PM
Earthbound Farm officials cited a similar corporate philosophy with WhiteWave Foods Co., as the factor that convinced Earthbound to sell to the organic milk and soy milk producer. ... Full story

Zespri hosts kiwifruit tasting event

07/29/2014 12:32:00 PM
Zespri Kiwifruit hosted the Pack Zespri Tasting Event in New York City on July 29 for 35 influential nutritionists, bloggers and media. ... Full story

Sysco pays $19.4 million to settle refrigeration case

07/21/2014 12:02:00 PM
Foodservice supplier Sysco Corp. will pay $19.4 million to settle all claims in California related to its past use of “drop sites” where food was temporarily stored without refrigeration. ... Full story

UPDATED: Martori perfects its hot wash system for cantaloupes

04/25/2014 4:27:00 PM
Martori Farms is cleaning its cantaloupes with a process that kills most bacteria and pathogens. ... Full story
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