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Mastronardi’s Eco Flavor Bowl Impact Awards finalist

Mastronardi Produce Ltd.’s new Eco Flavor Bowl is a finalist for the Produce Marketing Association’s 2014 Impact Awards: Excellence in Packaging.

J&R Baker to market own vegetables

J&R Baker Produce Inc. will market its own vegetables for the first time.

Trial date set in Chiquita clean water suit

A trial date has been set in a lawsuit brought by a clean water advocacy group against Chiquita Brands International.

Cilantro implicated again in cyclospora outbreak

The Mexican state of Puebla is for the second time in two years the source of fresh cilantro linked to a cyclospora outbreak in Texas, according to federal and state health officials.

Outook cloudy for restaurant operators

Restaurant operators expressed a mixed outlook for future business in the latest survey from the National Restaurant Association.

Walnuts at issue in Dole spinach recall

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling some of its bagged baby spinach products due to possible contamination by walnuts.

Giant Idaho potato truck returns

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The Idaho Potato Commission has had a successful year of promoting Idaho potatoes with lots more in the works for the coming year — including the return of the iconic giant potato truck.

Boskovich veteran joins Houweling’s

Greenhouse tomato grower-shipper Houweling’s Tomatoes has added a Boskovich Farms veteran to its marketing department.

Ready Pac promotes Ready Snax

Ready Pac Foods Inc. is promoting its Ready Snax line of fresh produce snacks for the back-to-school season, as an alternative to less-nutritious lunchbox treats.

Survey finds widespread salad bar use

More than 60% of 1,100 school districts polled this year offer salad or produce bars, according to a national survey from the School Nutrition Association.

C&S event raises $1.65 million

The charitable arm of C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. raised $1.65 million for pediatric cancer and childhood hunger causes at its annual golf outing.

Sun shines on IGSA’s 86th annual convention

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The 86th annual convention of the Idaho Grower-Shipper Association had a good mix of business and fun lined up for attendees.

Domex reports “vintage” apple crop

Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers has a “vintage” apple crop this year, chief horticulturalist Dave Gleason said in an Aug. 25 company video.

Dole expands distribution of Salad Companions, organic blends

Dole Fresh Vegetables expects nationwide distribution of its Salad Companions, launched in June, by October.

Axis Purchasing, Produce Alliance collaborate

Foodservice sourcers Axis Purchasing and Chicago-based Produce Alliance are partnering in a move aimed at increasing member services for both.

Ordinance would crack down on walnut thieves

A proposed ordinance in California’s San Joaquin Valley could help protect walnut growers from theft.

USDA proposes additional South Africa citrus access

Citrus from South African regions infected with the citrus black spot virus would be allowed into the U.S. under a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Arkansas grapes featured at Emmys after-party

After the Emmy awards, it was lights, cameras and grapes for Arkansas’ fruit breeding program.

USDA proposes access for China citrus

China citrus will be given access to the U.S. market under a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Avocados from Mexico plans hispanic retail promotion

Avocados from Mexico will offer a promotion, Échale al Asador — Toss it on the Grill — at about 1,200 hispanic retail outlets Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

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