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FFVA accepting leadership class applications

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is accepting applications for its next Emerging Leader Development Program class.

FDA revisits food safety with Mexican papaya industry

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a second notice to the importance of food safety measures to the Mexican papaya industry.

USDA adds standards for more colors of carrots

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising standards for grades of carrots to include more colors of carrots covered by the standards.

FDA seeks source of Fresh Express salad ingredients in recalls

(UPDATED/CORRECTED) Cyclospora infections linked to Fresh Express garden salads continue to rise and now include Walmart private-label bagged salads, including salad served at a North Dakota restaurant.

PTI adds, updates tools to support traceability

The Produce Traceability Initiative has added/upgrade four tools for the industry to support traceability implementation.

Avocados to walnuts: industry's response to pandemic

The produce industry has been working to help feed families during the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways.

Schnucks makes $5 million pledge to local farms

Schnucks Markets Inc., St. Louis, is pledging to buy more than $5 million of local produce and other goods this year.

Pecan group asks USDA to establish research, promotion program

The National Pecan Federation has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a research and promotion program to expand markets for pecans.

Sakata Seed America acquires Danziger’s blocky pepper program

Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Sakata Seed America has acquired the blocky bell pepper breeding program from Danziger Seeds Ltd. of Israel. 

Genera aims to use local crops in sustainable packaging

Working with farmers in Tennessee, Genera is contracting switchgrass and biomass sorghum as inputs to create compostable, sustainable packaging when its manufacturing facility comes online later this year.