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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

Applebee’s changes suppliers in wake of E. coli outbreak

07/23/2014 2:42:00 PM
Health officials say there is no conclusive evidence that food from Applebee’s restaurants in Minnesota is linked to an E. coli outbreak, but the restaurants have switched suppliers for some foods after temporarily removing some fresh produce items from menus. ... 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

Rijk Zwaan demos lettuce

07/23/2014 12:47:00 PM
SALINAS, Calif. — Rijk Zwaan USA Inc. offered Salinas lettuce samples to grower-shippers and processors in mid-July as the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo neared. ... Full story

Round of promotions at D’Arrigo Bros.

07/23/2014 5:00:00 PM
D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California has named directors of business development, sales and foodservice sales — three of five promotions at the grower-shipper, which also hired a salesman. ... Full story

Mann Packing expands Salinas facility

07/23/2014 3:40:00 PM
SALINAS, Calif. — Mann Packing Co. has opened a 25,000-square-foot cooler and warehouse in Salinas that aims to move trucks in and out faster. ... Full story

NRA program for healthful kids’ meals grows

07/23/2014 1:05:00 PM
A program aimed at providing healthful foods for kids in restaurants has grown to include 150 restaurant brands. ... Full story
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