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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

USDA cites San Antonio PACA violator

07/29/2014 12:22:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited San Antonio-based Chaparral Fruit Sales Inc. for failing to pay for more than $700,000 of produce, according to a USDA news release. ... Full story

Pamela's Kitchen: Ready Pac Bistro Wrap Kit

07/31/2014 11:02:00 AM
I was pleasantly surprised by Ready Pac’s Bistro Bowl Wrap Kit. I expected a snack, and got a meal. Ready Pac offers the kit in several flavor combinations. The one I picked up at Walmart in Cedar Park, Texas, Chicken Bacon Ranch. ... 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

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

Sugar cane packaging leaves smaller ‘footprint’

07/30/2014 1:49:00 PM
Nature & More, an international distributor of organic produce, is using a new packaging material made from sugar cane that company officials hope will become popular worldwide. ... Full story

New lettuce honors Tanimura

07/25/2014 11:09:00 AM
Tanimura & Antle has introduced a lettuce product — George T’s Special Colossal Romaine Heart — in honor of company co-founder George Tanimura, now in his 100th year. ... Full story

Blueberries from Morocco cleared for U.S. access

07/29/2014 3:03:00 PM
Blueberries from Morocco have been cleared to enter the U.S. ... Full story

Fresh Del Monte sees sales increase, fresh-cut lags

07/29/2014 12:21:00 PM
An 11% increase in net sales for the second quarter of 2014 has officials with Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. expressing optimism about efforts to diversify, even though the company’s fresh-cut business posted declines for the third straight quarter. ... 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
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