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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

PMA submits comments to FDA on food safety proposals

12/15/2014 3:10:00 PM
The Produce Marketing Association has submitted the group’s comments to the Food and Drug Administration on the agency’s produce safety, preventive controls for human food, foreign supplier verification program and the preventive controls for animal feed regulations. ... Full story

Line of “misfit” vegetables takes off

12/15/2014 10:54:00 AM
A Canadian greenhouse grower-shipper has found a good home for its misshapen vegetables. ... Full story

Kroger chairman David Dillon to retire at years’ end

12/12/2014 4:07:00 PM
David Dillon, who led The Kroger Co. leadership team to develop its Customer 1st Strategy, plans to retire as chairman of the board Dec. 31 after 38 years of service. ... 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

Chilean grapes begin shipping

12/15/2014 3:06:00 PM
An extra 1 million boxes or more of grapes are expected to be exported from Chile’s Copiapo Valley this season. ... Full story

USDA expands organic assessment exemption

12/16/2014 1:52:00 PM
The exemption for organic commodities from assessments in promotion programs and marketing orders is being expanded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ... Full story

USDA expands insurance to specialty crops

12/12/2014 4:03:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded coverage for specialty crops traditionally ineligible for federal crop insurance. ... Full story

Psyllid natural enemy released in citrus grove

12/16/2014 1:02:00 PM
University of California-Riverside entomologist Mark Hoddle released a second natural enemy of Asian citrus psyllid Dec. 16 in the same citrus grove where he released the first one. ... Full story

Mushroom council promote blendability studies

12/16/2014 3:06:00 PM
The Mushroom Council is promoting studies that promote the blendability of the vegetable. ... Full story
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