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E. coli victims appeal to workers in LGMA training video

11/19/2014 3:24:00 PM
Victims of the 2006 E. coli outbreak linked to fresh spinach tell their stories in a new food safety training video co-produced by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement and the non-profit group STOP Foodborne Illness. ... Full story

RPE hires sales VP

11/17/2014 11:02:00 AM
Potato and onion specialist RPE Inc. has hired a vice president of sales, and is expanding a focus on new product development. ... Full story

Say Hola to Amigos

11/14/2014 12:59:00 PM
HEREFORD, Texas — About an hour from Amarillo, in the Beef Capital of the World, the first ground-up Amigos store offers a fresh look at retail for United Supermarkets LLC. The Lubbock-based company opened the store in late August. It’s the fourth under the banner, but the first to feature the Amigos vision from inception, says Juan Enchinton, business director of Hispanic initiatives. ... Full story

GAO study finds pesticide residue programs can improve

11/18/2014 1:20:00 PM
The Food and Drug Administration sampling program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Data Program have room for improvement in the way they collect and share data on pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables and other food, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. ... Full story

Apio expands vegetable salad line

11/17/2014 12:52:00 PM
Apio Inc. is targeting demand for convenience and nutrient-dense vegetables with a pair of kits that began shipping Oct. 15: Roasted Yam Salad and Beets & Greens. ... Full story

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04/17/2014 1:01:00 AM
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Thermo Fisher releases raw ingredient detection system

11/18/2014 1:23:00 PM
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., has released new detection technology to help growers and food manufacturers remove contaminants from raw ingredients. ... Full story

Industry anticipates Obama’s moves on immigration

11/20/2014 4:22:00 PM
President Obama’s executive action on immigration won’t solve agriculture’s labor problems and could making finding a congressional solution more complicated, industry leaders said. ... Full story

Bubble gum flavored broccoli fails with kids

11/18/2014 1:17:00 PM
President Obama’s favorite vegetable doesn’t go down easily when altered, according to comments from McDonald’s CEO who said the fast food chain found failure when it asked kids to taste-test bubble gum flavored broccoli. ... Full story

Lipman starts specialty tomato production

11/18/2014 10:28:00 AM
Lipman has started harvesting one specialty tomato variety and plans to begin harvesting another after Thanksgiving. ... Full story
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