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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

C.H. Robinson sliced apples use regional sourcing

10/06/2009 2:56:00 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Striving to provide a snacking option that is not only quick and convenient, Minneapolis-based C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s new sliced apples combine regional sourcing and the trusted Mott’s brand. ... Full story

UPDATED: California crop losses could surpass $800 million

07/16/2014 11:57:00 AM
(UPDATED COVERAGE, July 17) Groundwater supplies pumped from wells will make up most of the shortfall in agricultural water supplies caused by the California drought, but a new study said the drought will still cause $810 million in lost crop revenues this year. ... Full story

USDA triples emergency water assistance to California

07/18/2014 3:17:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to provide $9.7 million in emergency water assistance to 73,000 residents of 11 California counties severely affected by the drought. ... Full story

PMA rolls out new dues structure

07/21/2014 1:25:00 PM
Positioning the association to be slightly less dependent on trade show revenues, the Produce Marketing Association is introducing a new dues structure for U.S. and Canadian members beginning in January. ... Full story

Church Bros. repeats win at mascot race

07/21/2014 9:56:00 AM
SALINAS, Calif. — Church Bros. LLC took its second straight victory in the annual produce mascot race to benefit Salinas nonprofit Ag Against Hunger. ... Full story

Strong California lettuce market eases

07/22/2014 11:49:00 AM
SALINAS, Calif. — A strong market for California lettuce loosened its grip on buyers a bit in mid-July, but there was no mercy in pricing on romaine hearts. ... 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

Mann Packing starts Kalettes for foodservice

07/18/2014 4:50:00 PM
SALINAS, Calif. – Mann Packing Co. is getting out in front on Kalettes – a cross between kale and brussels sprouts from British breeder Tozer Seeds – with an introduction at the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo. ... Full story

Taylor Farms, Green Giant Fresh partner on promos

07/21/2014 5:55:00 PM
Taylor Farms Retail is a partner in a national promotion of Green Giant Fresh cut vegetables that offers consumers instant coupons for $0.55, plus a sweepstakes accessible through quick-response codes. ... Full story
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