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LGMA plans ‘overhaul’ of food safety rules in wake of outbreaks

E. coli outbreaks linked to California romaine over, but investigations continue, and growers are pledging stricter guidelines for leafy greens.

Index Fresh prepares for longer California avocado season

Avocado marketer Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., is preparing for an extended California avocado season.

Taylor Farms recognized for sustainability, energy programs

Taylor Farms, Salinas, Calif., is celebrating sustainability milestones in energy independence and waste conservation, with three facilities cutting significant amounts of waste.

Bee Sweet celebrates heirloom navels, family farms

Bee Sweet Citrus, Fowler, Calif., is celebrating California’s history of family farms and the company’s Heirloom Navel program with a month-long digital campaign.

U.S. orange forecast stable, Florida encouraged by USDA report

U.S. orange production forecasts have remained steady in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest citrus report, but Florida should expect a slight increase over last year’s final production.

HLB found in citrus tree in San Bernardino County

The California Department of Agriculture has declared a quarantine after detecting huanglongbing in a single citrus tree near Montclair, Calif., in San Bernardino County.

As romaine problems continue, FDA takes closer look

The Food and Drug Administration will be collecting romaine samples in California and Arizona for a year to test for salmonella and E. coli following several foodborne outbreaks linked to the lettuce.

California association donates salad bars to Salinas area schools

Students at two high schools in the Salinas, Calif., area will have more options for healthy food with the donation of salad bars from the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation, Salinas. 

California’s Golden Walnut promotion returns for the holidays

The California Walnut Board’s Golden Walnut Sweepstakes is returning.

Equity firm acquires interest in Worldwide Produce

Sole Source Capital LLC has acquired a majority interest in Worldwide Produce, a distributor of fresh produce, dairy products and specialty foods to independent and chain restaurants in California and Nevada.