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Wish Farms plans to double blueberry volume

10/21/2014 4:48:00 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Plant City, Fla.-based Wish Farms plans to double its blueberry volume this coming season — not by planting more acres, but by bringing more growers on board. ... Full story

Spezzano receives 2014 Robert L. Carey Leadership Award

10/18/2014 8:39:00 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Dick Spezzano was awarded the 2014 Robert L. Carey Leadership Award Oct. 17 at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit. ... Full story

Tour de Fresh exceeds school salad bar goal

10/17/2014 10:57:00 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — After finishing a four-day, 275-mile ride, cyclist Raina Nelson was overwhelmed with a mix of emotions. ... Full story

SCS Global Services - Live from PMA 2014

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Scientific Certification Systems Inc., now doing business as SCS Global Services, is a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. We partner with companies, government agencies, and stakeholders worldwide to identify and drive practices, policies and processes that advance the goals of sustainable development and give innovators a competitive advantage. Working with capable leaders across the forestry, green building, energy, agricultural, fisheries, and consumer products sectors, we proudly provide services in every corner of the earth. These services are enabling policy-makers, procurement officers, company decision-makers and consumers to make informed decisions based on the highest level of environmental, ethical and quality accountability.

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Fresh produce products included in SunBurst recall

10/17/2014 12:22:00 PM
Several fresh produce items are among more than 130 products under recall by SunBurst Foods, Goldsboro, N.C., because of possible listeria contamination. ... Full story

Melissa’s launches new products

10/21/2014 11:06:00 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles-based World Variety Produce Inc., which markets under the Melissa’s brand, took advantage of its annual Produce Trends and New Products presentation at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit to unveil its newest product offerings and reveal the topic of its next self-published book. ... Full story

Mushroom sales grow, but production challenges loom

10/22/2014 4:03:00 PM
The U.S. mushroom industry is on pace for huge growth this year, but it also faces production challenges. ... Full story

Potandon serves up new varieties

10/22/2014 1:15:00 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Potandon Produce is doing something it never has before with its brand — marketed potatoes. Ralph Schwartz, vice president of marketing, said the company plans to launch organic potatoes under the Potandon brand for the first time this November. The new offering is under the Potandon logo introduced earlier this year. ... Full story

Vidalia onion start date case appeal set for arguments

10/20/2014 5:21:00 PM
The Georgia agriculture department and Bland Farms LLC are set to argue a case regarding the start date for Vidalia onions before the Georgia Court of Appeals in January. ... Full story

California Avocado Commission expands focus to sandwiches

10/19/2014 8:36:00 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — With the start of the 2015 season, the California Avocado Commission plans to add sandwich applications to its successful program that encourages use of the fruit in breakfast dishes and in snacks. ... Full story
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