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Undeclared allergen leads to Taylor Farms salad recall

Taylor Farms Texas Inc., Dallas, is recalling Caesar salads with chicken due to an undeclared allergen — anchovies — an ingredient in the dressing.

National Mango Board vote on frozen fruit soon

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has rescheduled the vote on whether the National Mango Board programs should include frozen fruit.
May 09, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Mangoes, #USDA

C&D Produce Outlet South barred from industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned C&D Produce Outlet South Inc., Palm Springs, Fla., for Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act violations.
May 08, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

California, Texas businesses sanctioned for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned companies in California and Texas for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

FDA approves bioengineered Arctic Fuji

Following the granny smith and golden delicious, the Arctic Fuji apple, engineered to resist browning, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

USDA hires managers to oversee PACA, COOL

The U.S. Department has named two administrators of the Fair Trade Practices Program, which oversees the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and country-of-origin labeling.

Highbush blueberry group seeks members, alternates

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information order is seeking new members.

USDA seeks comments on French baby kiwi

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on a draft pest risk assessment for the importation of baby kiwi — kiwi berries  from France.
Mar 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #USDA, #France, #Imports

California valencia orange crop on par with past season

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting the California valencia orange crop at 19 million 40-pound cartons.

Meal kit company Chef’d, others cited for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is restricting California and New York businesses from operating in the industry, including meal kit company Chef’d, which closed abruptly last July when it ran out of funds.
Feb 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #USDA, #PACA