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Mas Melons & Grapes celebrates 20 years, Mas to come

MAS Melons & Grapes LLC, Rio Rico, Ariz., is celebrating 20 years in business with an updated corporate brand identity and message. MAS Melons & Grapes LLC, Rio Rico, Ariz., is celebrating 20 years in business with an updated corporate brand identity and message.

Florida’s Indian River Research Center names new director

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Indian River Research and Education Center has appointed Ronald Cave as director. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Indian River Research and Education Center has appointed Ronald Cave as director.

Packer award winner known in KC for philanthropy

KANSAS CITY, MO. — When in comes to holiday traditions in Kansas City, the Plaza has its dazzling lights, but thousands of area residents have Dave Haun’s potatoes. KANSAS CITY, MO. — When in comes to holiday traditions in Kansas City, the Plaza has its dazzling lights, but thousands of area residents have Dave Haun’s potatoes.

Crystal Valley Foods adds berry programs

Miami-based Crystal Valley Foods now has blueberry and blackberry programs. Miami-based Crystal Valley Foods now has blueberry and blackberry programs.

Veggie Noodle Co. receives investment

San Francisco-based private equity firm Encore Consumer Capital has made a minority equity investment in Austin, Texas-based Veggie Noodle Co. San Francisco-based private equity firm Encore Consumer Capital has made a minority equity investment in Austin, Texas-based Veggie Noodle Co.

Cranberry growers look to limit supply

The Cranberry Marketing Committee has recommended volume regulations on the 2017 and 2018 crops. The Cranberry Marketing Committee has recommended volume regulations on the 2017 and 2018 crops.

Aldi to pilot grocery delivery with Instacart

Hard discount retailer Aldi has partnered with Instacart to test grocery delivery in Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles. The program could expand in the future, according to a news release. The service launches this month. Shoppers can order through the Instacart app, with delivery as fast as one hour.

FPFC City of Hope program raises $300K

The Fresh Produce & Floral Council’s annual City of Hope Luncheon recognized the industry’s effort in raising $300,000 for the City of Hope National Medical Center.   The clinical research center, hospital and medical school, Duarte, Calif., is recognizedby the FPFC each year for its cancer programs. Show More Summary

Salmonella cases linked to farmers markets’ shelled peas

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has linked seven cases of salmonellosis to the consumption of fresh shelled peas from farmers markets. The ill people are infected with the same strain of salmonella, and all of them had eaten...Show More Summary

Wonderful donates to Save the Elephants

Wonderful Pistachios, the brand represented by computer-generated mascot Ernie the Elephant, has donated $100,000 to Save the Elephants. Wonderful Pistachios, the brand represented by computer-generated mascot Ernie the Elephant, has donated $100,000 to Save the Elephants.

BrightFarms hires VP of sales

New York City-based BrightFarms has hired Dean Martel as vice president of sales. New York City-based BrightFarms has hired Dean Martel as vice president of sales.

HLB Specialties urges distinction between papaya varieties

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based HLB Specialties has asked retailers and media to highlight variety, grower and country of origin information about papayas due to an ongoing salmonella outbreak being linked to maradol papayas from the Carica...Show More Summary

Salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican papayas up to 141 cases

Thirty-two more illnesses have been counted in the salmonellosis outbreak linked to maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico. Thirty-two more illnesses have been counted in the salmonellosis outbreak linked to maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico.

Sakata Seed America names VP

John Nelson, senior director of sales and marketing at Sakata Seed America, has been promoted to vice president of the company and parent Sakata America Holding Co. John Nelson, senior director of sales and marketing at Sakata Seed America, has been promoted to vice president of the company and parent Sakata America Holding Co.

PBH adds to staff

The Produce for Better Health Foundation has hired a senior director of strategy and operations. Carrie Casey started in late July and is in charge of developing strategies to assist PBH in four key areas: strategy and operations, supporter...Show More Summary

Side Delights Steamables Duo Potatoes to make debut

Fresh Solutions Network has added another item, Duo Potatoes, to its Side Delights Steamables line. Fresh Solutions Network has added another item, Duo Potatoes, to its Side Delights Steamables line.

Stemilt quizzes consumers on apples

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers has created an apple quiz for consumers to promote the launch of its new variety, Rave. Those who take the quiz will be entered to win one of the first shipments of Rave, according to the company. Show More Summary

Cranberry forecast down from 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts the cranberry crop at 9.05 million 100-pound barrels, down 6% from 2016. The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts the cranberry crop at 9.05 million 100-pound barrels, down 6% from 20...

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