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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $16.8 million in funding to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — food stamps — increase purchases of fruits and vegetables.
Despite healthy eating gains in schools and an expansion in incentive programs to boost fresh produce consumption among food stamp recipients, America’s fruit and vegetable consumption has declined by 5% in the last five years.
The first in a series of food safety-themed Web seminars sponsored by the Produce Marketing Association and the United Fresh Produce Association explored questions relating to the final food safety rule for preventive controls.
Fresno, Calif.-based Marketing Plus hired Claudia Nicolaou as business development director.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced about $35 million in grant funding to support farmers markets and local and regional food systems.
Bringing potential trade gains for fresh produce exporters, a deal among 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been reached.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The final preventive control food safety rule is in the books, but questions about the rule’s impact remain at the Washington Conference.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lifting the lid on the Food and Drug Administration’s priorities for implementation of the preventive controls food safety regulation, attendees at the Washington Conference heard from both federal and state food safety experts about the challenges that are ahead.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 20th annual United Fresh Produce Association Washington Conference featured lobbying pushes on child nutrition programs, federal drought legislation and a continued emphasis on the need for immigration reform and a revised agricultural guest worker program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Giving strong support for current school lunch nutrition standards and for keeping the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program only for fresh produce, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., found a receptive audience at the United Fresh Washington Conference.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Escalating health care costs may doom efforts to balance the budget, and that is one reason why Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, is a strong supporter of healthier school meals.
Windset Farms is going into its fourth year of partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics plans to donate $1,000 this month to the Where Angels Play Foundation as part of its Moves That Matter program.
Kristen Francisco is set to begin a new job in October as sales director for Southern Specialties Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida’s produce industry honored the head of a farmworkers’ children’s charity and raised a record amount of money for the organization that cares for the children of farmworkers.
Generational communications expert Phil Gwoke will speak at the Nov. 1-2 United Fresh Produce Association’s BrandStorm event in San Francisco.
Michael Robinson, a longtime employee of A. Duda & Sons Inc., has died.
Church Brothers LLC promoted Megan Chedwick to the position of director of food safety and sustainability.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sessions at the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s Sept. 23-25 convention covered a variety of topics including concerns over the Food Safety Modernization Act, genetically modified foods, water regulations and global marketing of the state’s crops.
Eden Prairie, Minn.-based C.H. Robinson has added organic varieties and value-added fresh apple products to the Mott’s brand.