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Giant Idaho potato truck returns

08/28/2014 7:27:00 PM
SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The Idaho Potato Commission has had a successful year of promoting Idaho potatoes with lots more in the works for the coming year — including the return of the iconic giant potato truck. ... Full story

Kale becoming a foodservice powerhouse

12/16/2013 2:47:00 PM
TV’s Dr. Oz calls kale a “nutritional superstar” rich in vitamins K, A and C as well as manganese and fiber. ... Full story

Florida battles Mexican strawberries

12/02/2013 10:50:00 AM
As Florida’s strawberry season ramps up production, the state’s grower-shippers are considering how they can better compete against Mexican berries. ... Full story

Council has full calendar

08/15/2014 8:47:00 AM
“Blendability” will be the underlying theme of several upcoming events planned by the San Jose, Calif.-based Mushroom Council. ... Full story

Charlie's Produce manager becomes V.P.

07/06/2012 3:37:00 PM
Seattle-based wholesaler/distributor Charlie’s Produce has promoted Doug Huttenstine from general manager of its Portland, Ore., office to executive vice president of sales at its Seattle base. ... Full story

Packaging business updates

08/18/2014 9:40:00 AM
EcoShield paper and linerboard closes the recycle circle while providing a moisture barrier that is oil and grease resistant. The material is made from recycled paper and is fully recyclable and repulpable, according to a news release from Cortec Corp. ... Full story

New cantaloupe offers blend of flavor, shelf life

08/13/2014 4:39:00 PM
WOODLAND, Calif. — Dynamic is the first in a line of new non-slip western shipper cantaloupe varieties from Syngenta Vegetable Seeds bred with both the retailer and consumer in mind. ... Full story

PTI compliance: What to do now

09/23/2011 9:04:00 AM
Traceability continues to be a hot topic within the produce industry. It’s clearly a critical part of an effective food safety program. ... Full story

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04/17/2014 1:01:00 AM
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More potatoes go to foodservice, processing

08/21/2014 12:28:00 PM
Sweet potatoes are still a trendy recipe item in many foodservice establishments, with fries and baked potatoes as popular menu items. ... Full story
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