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FDA continues investigation into salmonella linked to peaches

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the outbreak of salmonella linked to peaches from Prima Wawona/Wawona Packing Co., but the Food and Drug Administration is continuing its investigation.

Bee Sweet Citrus shipping specialty citrus as season ramps up

Bee Sweet Citrus, Fowler, Calif., is ramping up California’s domestic harvest, including specialty citrus varieties.

Giumarra Cos. testing pilot-free air shipments of produce

The Giumarra Cos., Los Angeles, is testing deliveries of fruit by planes without pilots and had its first successful flight recently.

SunWest gets spooky with Peach-O-Ween, Mand-O-Ween program

SunWest Fruit Co., Parlier, Calif., is all treats and no tricks for Halloween, with branded yellow peaches — Peach-O-Ween — and mandarins — Mand-O-Ween.

Fall favorites make a comeback on PMG

While peaches maintained their No. 1 spot on PMG the week of Aug. 24, the rest of the top 20 saw some shuffling as fall items rejoined the list.

Prima Wawona peaches shipped to more than a dozen countries

Prima Wawona peaches involved in a recall in the U.S. and Canada because of salmonella were shipped to more than a dozen other countries.

Consumer Reports releases produce ratings based on pesticide residue

Consumer Reports has published a list that rates dozens of fresh produce items based on pesticide residue. The ratings use the same EPA reports that the EWG uses for its annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists.

(UPDATED) Prima Wawona recalls bagged, bulk peaches

(UPDATED) Prima Wawona, Fresno, Calif., is recalling bagged Wawona brand peaches as the Food and Drug Administration investigates a salmonella outbreak.

Packer Insight — Recalls, wildfires, apple outlook and more

(UPDATED) The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst, news editor Chris Koger, retail editor Ashley Nickle and Northeast editor Amy Sowder discuss news this week, from wildfires to recalls to an apple conference.

(UPDATED) Wawona brand peaches linked to salmonella outbreak

(UPDATED) State and federal health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella likely linked to Wawona brand bagged peaches sold at Aldi stores in multiple states.