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Walnuts at issue in Dole spinach recall

08/29/2014 11:57:00 AM
Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling some of its bagged baby spinach products due to possible contamination by walnuts. ... Full story

California Grown gets new board chairwoman

08/25/2014 4:44:00 PM
Cherie Watte, executive director of the California Asparagus Commission, is the new board chairwoman of California Grown, succeeding Kasey Cronquist, chief executive officer of the California Cut Flower Commission. ... Full story

Avocados from Mexico plans Hispanic retail promotion

08/27/2014 5:32:00 PM
Avocados from Mexico will offer a promotion, Échale al Asador — Toss it on the Grill — at about 1,200 Hispanic retail outlets Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. ... Full story

USDA clarifies use of ‘organic’ in brand, company names

08/22/2014 2:26:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the National Organics Program, has issued a clarification to certifying agencies about the use of the word “organic” in company or product brand names. ... Full story

CORRECTED: Bananas now in test phase for Happy Meals

08/15/2014 4:17:00 PM
CORRECTED: Bananas, blueberries and grapes could be joining Cuties clementines and apple slices on McDonald’s menus as the restaurant chain continues efforts to help parents feel better about Happy Meals. ... Full story

USDA proposes access for China citrus

08/27/2014 6:02:00 PM
China citrus will be given access to the U.S. market under a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ... Full story

Riveridge pursues vacuum harvest technology

08/22/2014 3:33:00 PM
Riveridge Produce Marketing Inc., Sparta, Mich., plans to expand use of a vacuum harvest aid on apples this fall after a six-week pilot test last year found benefits in productivity and quality. ... Full story

U.S. Apple predicts third-largest crop

08/22/2014 3:39:00 PM
CHICAGO — Predicting the third-largest overall crop of apples, U.S. Apple Association leaders say the 2014-15 season will be challenging, but despite concerns of high production numbers and tight labor supply, there is an overriding optimism. ... Full story

New Jersey produce veteran dies

08/22/2014 6:01:00 PM
Augustus “Augie” Consalo, 81, a former vice president and principal of Vineland, N.J.-based Wm. Consalo & Sons Farms Inc., died Aug. 21 at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, N.J. ... Full story

Arkansas grapes featured at Emmys after-party

08/28/2014 9:11:00 AM
After the Emmy awards, it was lights, cameras and grapes for Arkansas’ fruit breeding program. ... Full story
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