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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

Sweet potato markets tight heading into harvests

07/22/2014 10:57:00 AM
Sweet potato prices should stay high until September, when new-crop volume shipments begin. ... Full story

Diary of a Recall

07/22/2014 1:54:00 PM
Here’s the process I’ve gone through so far to figure out if my peaches are the ones that were recalled by Cutler, Calif.-based Wawona Packing Co. I should be hyper aware of this because I actually ate half of a Jensen Farms Rocky Ford cantaloupe during the recall back in 2011. ... Full story

Fresno Food Expo offers fresh opportunities

07/25/2014 9:54:00 AM
FRESNO, Calif. — As the regional local product forager for Whole Foods, Harv Singh likes to attend the Fresno Food Expo, keeping his eyes and ears open for new trends. ... Full story

Chile develops technology for asparagus shipments

07/24/2014 1:49:00 PM
In an effort to jump-start exports to the U.S. and other markets, Chilean agriculture officials have developed a new technology for shipping asparagus by boat. ... 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

Produce companies sue ocean carrier because of cold chain issues

07/24/2014 3:38:00 PM
Eight produce companies have filed federal court cases this year seeking more than $280,000 from a New York City shipping company for failing to maintain correct refrigeration temperatures, the most recent involving avocados from Peru. ... 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

Apio boosts stake in Windset Farms

07/21/2014 3:29:00 PM
Apio Inc. has boosted its stake in greenhouse grower Windset Farms. ... Full story
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