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2014 Fresno Food Expo notes

07/28/2014 12:33:00 PM
New product shots at Fresno Food Expo on July 24. ... 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

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

07/29/2014 10:42:00 AM
(UPDATED COVERAGE July 30) 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

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

USDA names Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

07/28/2014 4:22:00 PM
After a more than three-year absence, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee is back in business. ... Full story

Church Brothers partner wins foodservice award

07/26/2014 7:07:00 PM
MONTEREY, Calif. – Tom Church, partner in Salinas-based Church Brothers, has won The Packer’s 2014 Foodservice Achievement Award. ... Full story

New plates, new records at PMA Foodservice

07/28/2014 10:46:00 AM
MONTEREY, Calif. — Built on the theme of innovating the plate, The Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo ended up remaking the record book as well. ... Full story

USDA cites PACA violator for $4.3 million debt

07/28/2014 4:00:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited Forest Park, Ga.-based La Merced Produce LLC, for failing to pay for produce, according to a USDA news release. ... Full story

USDA restricts two PACA violators

07/29/2014 3:33:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on two produce companies for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards, according to a USDA news release. ... Full story
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