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.
This voluntary recall was the result of notification of possible Listeria contamination from Race West Company, a supplier of butternut squash to Pero Family Farms.
This recall is the result of notification of a recall for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from Pero Family Farms Company, LLC, the supplier of the butternut squash ingredient.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is seeking input for two new general factfinding investigations on the effects of imported cucumbers and imported squashes on the U.S. seasonal cucumber and squash markets.
The tropical storm that hit Florida in November and damaged crops could have lasting effects on vegetable markets.
Though prices dipped slightly from last week, industry prices remain the highest seen for this week No. 41 over the last 15 years.
Week 40 prices have only reached the high of $0.85/pound once before in the last 15 years. Historically, prices decline through October until the Thanksgiving demand pulls them back up again at the beginning of November.
Church Brothers Farms is expanding its value-added offerings to the retail segment with the introduction of five new items under the Green Giant Fresh brand: Sweet baby broccoli, Sweet baby cauliflower, Spaghetti squash, Butternut squash and Sweet potato.
Squash volumes typically drop in the summer as domestic producers supply the market, but this summer is seeing even lighter volumes.
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