The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has partnered with the Produce for Better Health Foundation and Dallas-based dietitian consultant Neva Cochran to educate consumers on the food safety steps growers take.
The number of people with salmonella linked to fresh-cut melons shipped by Caito Foods has increased, and the Food and Drug Administration has released a list of hundreds of retail outlets that received the products.
“Winter is coming?” With a tongue-in-cheek nod to the final “Game of Thrones” season, the California Avocado Commission is declaring that winter is over, which means it’s time for California hass avocados again.
Growers in California’s Kern County say their vegetable and fruit crops typically are starting a week or so later than usual this spring, but ample rainfall and plenty of chill hours during the winter should result in abundant supplies and very good quality this spring.
While some grower-shippers may see the Mexican state of Jalisco as a gateway to a head start for that country’s table grape deal, others want no part of it, or at least are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
Hanford, Calif.-based Flavor Tree Fruit Co. LLC now is focusing on specialty items for the California summer fruit deal, and perhaps its biggest is its Verry Cherry plum – a high-brix fruit cross between various cherry and plum varieties, said Maurice Cameron, president.