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CFIA issues alert for microgreens Salmonella risk

- General News
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the product described below due to possible Salmonella contamination.

USDA restricts three PACA violators

- General News
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failing to meet their contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the PACA.

Spokane Produce recalls salsas containing onions

- General News
Spokane Produce, Inc. of Spokane, WA is voluntarily recalling salsa products containing onions as a result of the expanded onion recall initiated by Thomson International, Inc., which resulted in a recall by Spokane Produce’s onion supplier.

Blueberries present a retail bargain

- General News
Blueberries rebounded from early summer weather trouble, and now supplies are plentiful, with the Pacific Northwest as the main growing region.

USDA shows optimism for food box future

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The USDA expects to have the September-October round of Farmers to Families Food Box contracts in place soon so that there’s no delay from round 2 to 3. The agency explains its food box thought process in this exclusive interview.

USDA expands list of eligible items for CFAP, extends deadline

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data.

Superfresh Growers now harvesting cherries, blueberries, apples and pears

- General News
August is a busy month in the Superfresh Growers farms.

Sysco sells point-of-sale tech unit CAKE

- General News
Mad Mobile, Inc., a leading mobile platform for enterprise restaurants and retailers, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire CAKE, a restaurant technology company based in Silicon Valley and owned by Sysco Corporation.

United Fresh to host Retail-Foodservice Partner X-Change on United Fresh LIVE! 365

- General News
United Fresh is bringing back its retail-foodservice speed dating sessions as part of the offerings of United Fresh LIVE! 365, and timed with the 2020 Washington Conference, September 21-23.

Giumarra bridges the gap from farm to grocery with plane-delivered peaches

- General News
The Giumarra Companies recently completed a test flight shipment to deliver peaches grown in the San Joaquin Valley to Southern California-based grocery retailer Gelson’s.