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Getting help to growers during the pandemic

News reports have suggested that the COVID-19 virus is raging through rural areas, such as Salinas, CA, and putting crops at risk of not being harvested. Not so says a local association.

CFIA issues alert for microgreens Salmonella risk

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

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

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.

Albertsons Companies partners with vertical farmer Plenty

Albertsons Companies, Inc. and vertical-farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc. today announced an agreement that plans to provide shoppers in more than 430 stores across California with Plenty’s fresh and flavorful produce.

Blueberries present a retail bargain

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

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.
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