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Baldor’s Thomas McQuillan’s new role, and Imperfect Produce debut

Baldor Specialty Foods, Hunt’s Point, N.Y., has promoted Thomas McQuillan to vice president of strategy, culture and sustainability.

University of Florida attacking HLB on many fronts

University of Florida researchers, using funds from the state Legislature, are attacking citrus greening disease through a number of projects.

Washington apple crop expected to be slightly smaller

Washington apple marketers are forecasting a fresh crop of 131 million 40-pound boxes in the 2018-19 season, a 2% drop from the previous crop of 134 million boxes.

HMC Farms aims to boost grape consumption in schools

HMC Farms, Kingsburg, Calif., has expanded a program designed to increase consumption among school children.
Aug 07, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Grapes

Canadian grower recalls retail slaw products

A Nova Scotia farm has recalled its brand of coleslaw products after testing raised concerns of Listeria monocytogenes.

FDA encourages continued cooperation in Yuma outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration is urging the produce industry and various organizations studying how E. coli came into contact with romaine grown in Yuma, Ariz., to continue working with the agency on the issue.
Aug 06, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Outbreak, #E. coli, #FDA

Familiar names lead Earthbound’s sales

Dave Moore and Glenn Daniels at organic marketer Earthbound Farm have been named to lead the company’s sales team.

Lettuce growers optimistic despite tough start

A springtime outbreak tied to romaine lettuce, along with erratic weather in California, rising freight rates and the usual competition from regional deals presented a challenge for California leaf and lettuce growers.

Fresh produce bin engineered to reduce shrink

JMT US and Macro Plastics are launching bin for fresh produce specifically engineered for controlled atmosphere environments to extend shelf life.

Sakata Seed America sells onion breeding program

Sakata Seed American, Morgan Hill, Calif., has sold its onion breeding program to Cape Town, South Africa-based Zaad Holdings Ltd.