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Organic produce sales rise 14% in 2020

- General News
Buoyed by a fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, 2020 organic produce sales finished with a 14.2-percent increase over the previous year, outpacing conventionally grown produce in both sales and volume gains, according to the 2020 Organic Produce Performance Report released today exclusively by the Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.

Arctic apples releases 2020 harvest video

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), developer and grower behind the innovative Arctic apple, has released a video capturing the 2020 harvest.

Pear Bureau NW’s “Aisle of Red Pears” display challenge

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Pear Bureau Northwest is pleased to introduce a turn-key nationwide "Aisle of Red Pears" display challenge open to retailers of all sizes in the U.S. and Canada, coming just in time for the health-focused months in the new year.

Lancaster Foods recalls butternut squash products

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Lancaster Foods LLC has initiated a voluntary product recall of its processed butternut squash items because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

FDA data supports COVID-19 vaccine distribution to food workers

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Foods Program has been using a new data analysis tool, called 21 FORWARD, that the agency created to help inform our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

USDA releases Round 5 Farmers to Families Food Box contracts

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced it has approved contracts for the additional purchase of Farmers to Families Food boxes.

Brothers Produce no longer affiliated with divisions

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As the year turns and we move into our 41st year of business, Brothers Produce, based in Houston, Texas, would like to formally announce that it is no longer affiliated with any other Brothers Produce divisions.

Pero Family Farms expands squash recall

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Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC has initiated a voluntary product recall of its Butternut Squash Trays because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

Blueberries from Chile receive heart check certification

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The Chilean Blueberry Committee is excited to announce that Blueberries from Chile are now certified by the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program.

GS Foods Group Acquires Fresno Produce

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GS Foods Group, Inc., a leading specialized food distributor owned by affiliates of Highview Capital, LLC and A&M Capital Partners, today announced the acquisition of family-owned and operated produce supplier Fresno Produce, Co.