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New ‘breathable’ bags protect Basciani Foods mushrooms

Basciani Foods Inc., Avondale, Pa., which has been searching for a bag to protect and extend the shelf life of mushrooms for years, is now shipping foodservice packs in bags.

Chip Walker joins Pro*Act as CEO

Pro*Act, Monterey, Calif., has hired H.O. “Chip” Walker III as president and CEO.

United Fresh report: Highlight health of produce on menus

A new report says some foodservice operators are focusing on healthy items to appeal to consumers.

Church Brothers expands availability of two newer items

Salinas, Calif.-based Church Brothers Farms is increasing production and availability of its Ready Leaf and Urban Blend items.

Industry veterans establish procurement company Re Fresh

Two produce industry veterans, Doug Fisher and Joe Cimino, have established Re Fresh LLC, a Salinas, Calif.-based produce procurement company.

Produce firms awarded defense supply contracts

ProPacific Fresh, Durham, Calif., has been awarded a $135 million contract by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support to supply fresh fruits and vegetables.

Food stamps for restaurants

To stay afloat, many restaurants have reduced offerings, cut hours and increased pricing. For most , none of this is sustainable for the long term. What are we going to do as a country to help restaurants out?

Listeria on packing equipment sparks Freshouse citrus, potato recall

Freshouse II LLC, Salisbury, N.C., is recalling citrus and potatoes that were packed on equipment on which Listeria monocytogenes was detected during routine testing.

Eagle Eye Produce shipping new crop onions

Eagle Eye Produce, Idaho Falls, is shipping new crop yellow and red onions, with white onions to follow soon.

Eagle Eye Produce starts shipping new-crop Idaho potatoes

Eagle Eye Produce, Idaho Falls, is shipping new crop russets, which will be followed shortly by harvesting of red and yellow potatoes.