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Federal judge tosses out ‘natural’ label case against Dole

12/12/2014 2:39:00 PM
A federal judge has thrown out a case against Dole Packaged Foods Co. involving a man’s claims that “all natural” labels on some of the company’s products were misleading and illegal because the products contained citric acid and ascorbic acid. ... Full story

Mann Packing names sales manager for East

12/15/2014 2:20:00 PM
Salinas, Calif.-based Mann Packing has hired Julie Bowman as regional sales manager for the East. ... Full story

Sunkist names director for government relations

12/15/2014 10:19:00 AM
Beginning in January, Sunkist Growers Inc. will have a veteran of federal and state government agricultural service as its director of government relations and public policy. Rayne (Pegg) Thompson is scheduled to begin the job the first week of 2015. ... Full story

Market Basket deal finishes

12/15/2014 10:37:00 AM
The long awaited buyout of DeMoulas Supermarkets’ Market Basket chain completed Dec. 12. ... Full story

UPDATED: Storm brings much-needed rains but doesn’t dent drought

12/12/2014 3:42:00 PM
A storm originating in the South Pacific brought much-needed rain to many areas of California Dec. 11-12, creating few problems other than slowing harvest. ... Full story

Two dozen more illnesses in Wonton Foods sprout outbreak

12/18/2014 10:55:00 AM
Federal officials say potentially contaminated bean sprouts from Wonton Foods Inc. that are linked to a salmonella outbreak have been out of the stream of commerce for weeks, but confirmed infections continue to increase. ... Full story

Castellini builds Atlanta area fresh-cut plant

12/17/2014 9:28:00 AM
The Castellini Co. is expanding its presence in the Southeast with an Atlanta produce processing and distribution center. ... Full story

Former United Fresh chairman dies

12/19/2014 12:34:00 PM
Joe Cerniglia, a former chairman of the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, died recently in Atlanta. ... Full story

UPDATE: Potato brothers guilty in $2 million fraud case

12/11/2014 2:17:00 PM
(UPDATED COVERAGE, 12:25 p.m. Dec. 12) Potato growing brothers Arron and Derek Johnson could face up to 30 years in prison for using Rid-X and other means to damage their own crops in a scheme to fraudulently collect $2 million in federal crop insurance. ... Full story

J&J Family of Farms names president

12/16/2014 4:31:00 PM
Industry veteran Chris Coffman has joined J&J Family of Farms Inc., as president and chief operating officer, a new position. ... Full story
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