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Organic group tours L.A. produce facilities

04/15/2014 10:03:00 AM
COMMERCE, Calif. — About a couple dozen members of Santa Cruz, Calif.-based California Certified Organic Farmers got a first-hand look at the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market April 11 and then visited Heath & Lejeune, a wholesale broker in nearby Commerce. ... Full story

Get your Gator Eggs

04/15/2014 3:51:00 PM
This is a review of packaging more than it is a process or product, but I have to tell you as a new mom (again), I love the idea of Gator Eggs. They’re baby food sized! ... Full story

Paramount Citrus replaces Cuties brand with Wonderful Halos

06/09/2013 11:37:00 PM
Capitalizing on retailers’ and consumers’ familiarity with Wonderful Brands, Paramount Citrus will market its California-grown clementines and mandarins as Wonderful Halos beginning this fall.

A subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Roll Global LLC, Paramount is relying on Roll’s portfolio of Wonderful Brands to help it maintain its position in the California mandarin deal after selling the Cuties clementine brand to former partner Sun Pacific Cos., Pasadena, Calif. ... Full story

From the show floor: FPFC Northern Calif. booth briefs

04/11/2014 2:24:00 PM
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Western correspondent Tom Burfield gathered these news items at the La Mirada, Calif.-based Fresh Produce & Floral Council’s Northern California Expo April 9 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds April 9. ... Full story

Sage Fruit inks deal with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

04/14/2014 4:45:00 PM
Sage Fruit Co. is sponsoring another motorsports team. ... Full story

Bayer opens new North Carolina bee care center

04/16/2014 11:21:00 AM
With a snip of a giant pair of scissors recently, James Blome, president and chief executive officer of Bayer CropScience LP, cut the ribbon on the company’s new Bee Care Center near Research Triangle Park, N.C. ... Full story

Zoomin Market looks to redefine grocery shopping

04/17/2014 8:34:00 AM
The Zoomin Market has taken the grocery store out of grocery shopping. ... Full story

Food safety poll ‘votes’ show liability should be shared

04/17/2014 10:51:00 AM
BALTIMORE — Retailers and third-party auditors should be held liable in foodborne illness outbreaks along with growers and packers when circumstances show they dropped the ball, according to an informal poll at the 16th annual Food Safety Summit. ... Full story

Vidalia onions now available; legal battle continues

04/17/2014 11:12:00 AM
Vidalia onions are on the road to retailers, but the route to market has been anything but smooth as legal wrangling about the official start date pitted a grower and Georgia’s agriculture commissioner against each other. ... Full story

High asparagus prices could go higher

04/10/2014 2:43:00 PM
High asparagus prices could go even higher, shippers said in mid-April. ... Full story
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