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USDA sanctions four companies, reinstates another

08/26/2014 2:24:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on four produce companies for failure to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, according to a USDA news release. ... Full story

UPDATED: Brazilians still pushing for Chiquita

08/18/2014 1:38:00 PM
Two Brazilian companies rejected by Chiquita Brands International have not given up in their bid to buy the company. ... Full story

The Produce Sidewalk Sale

08/27/2014 10:24:00 AM
Customers love a little drama, a little flair and atmosphere when they shop. It’s why shoppers devote an entire day at Pike’s Place Public Market in Seattle, or why parents take their children to Stew Leonard’s in Connecticut or New York. These markets add interest and excitement to the shopping experience. ... Full story

USDA proposes additional South Africa citrus access

08/28/2014 9:11:00 AM
Citrus from South African regions infected with the citrus black spot virus would be allowed into the U.S. under a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ... Full story

Axis Purchasing, Produce Alliance collaborate

08/28/2014 10:49:00 AM
Foodservice sourcers Axis Purchasing and Chicago-based Produce Alliance are partnering in a move aimed at increasing member services for both. ... Full story

Savannah port to import cold-treated South American fruit

08/27/2014 4:16:00 PM
The Port of Savannah plans to receive South American fruit through a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program allowing imports of cold-treated commodities. ... Full story

Study: Noroviruses easily spread by workers’ gloves

08/29/2014 10:11:00 AM
A Finland study confirms what may seem like common sense: Noroviruses are easily transferred to ready-to-eat foods via foodservice workers’ handling. ... Full story

Top 20 tips coming from 20 years of Food Safety Month efforts

08/25/2014 2:00:00 PM
For the 20th anniversary year of its Food Safety Month, the National Restaurant Association offers the Top 20 tips for food safety in foodservice settings. ... Full story

ThePacker Podcast

04/17/2014 1:01:00 AM
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Jim Pandol & Co. launches organic Sweet Babies

08/19/2014 5:01:00 PM
Jim Pandol & Co. is making its Sweet Babies grapes available in certified-organic format. ... Full story
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