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Caplan scholarship for Washington Conference deadline approaches

The deadline to apply for the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship is approaching.

US files $350 million WTO claim against Indonesia

The U.S., which won a World Trade Organization ruling against Indonesia in 2017 concerning import restrictions on apples, grapes, potatoes, onions and other items, says the country has not changed its policies.

New Jersey peaches run social media contest

Tantalizing New Jersey peaches are in full view of the state’s residents in early August.
Aug 07, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Peaches

New video series introduced by Side Delights

A new video series introduced by Side Delights and Fresh Solutions Network invokes passion for potatoes as a comfort food and shares the story behind the brands.

Millennials Eat — Avocados!

Copy editor and designer Amelia Freidline and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss millennial purchasing habits as they relate to avocados as well as the prevalence of a certain avocado dish on menus.

Smile for the camera: the produce safety rule “before” shot

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a “before” shot of food safety practices on the farm, perhaps followed ten years from now with a more flattering “after” shot. 

India postpones retaliatory tariff on apples

The government of India has given Washington apple shippers a six-week delay on the implementation of a 25% retaliatory tariff against U.S. apples.
Aug 06, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

NC McDonald’s illnesses not related to cyclospora outbreak

A wave of illnesses traced to a Brevard, N.C., McDonald’s restaurant is norovirus, and the county health department said it’s not related to a multi-state outbreak from cyclospora in the fast food chain’s salads.

Lawmaker criticizes FDA handling of cyclospora outbreak

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., is pressing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb for specifics about the investigation of the cyclospora outbreak linked to product sold by Fresh Express.

Packer Insight — Leafy greens task force and China tariffs

Editor Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss the big stories of the week, including recommendations from the Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force and the latest back-and-forth with China on trade.