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Food code for retailers updated

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a supplement to the 2013 Food Code.

Local food initiative backed

Federal agencies are lending their support to the Local Foods, Local Places initiative to build strong local food systems.

Vision promotes two, takes step towards goal

Vision Produce Company has promoted John Caldwell and Lance Nichols.

Washington Commission adds to executive committee

The Washington State Potato Commission elected its new executive committee for the upcoming fiscal year.

Sakata earns certification, offers commercial varieties

Sakata Seed America has earned Good Seed and Plant Practices certification.

Lawmakers seek conservation rule compliance extension

The pending agricultural appropriations bill in the U.S. House seeks to give fruit and vegetable producers additional time to come into compliance with new conservation rules linked to federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums.

Frieda’s passes two key audits

Frieda’s Specialty Produce has passed its annual Global Food Safety Initiative benchmark audit and California Certified Organic Farmers organic audit.

WP Rawl renovates website

WP Rawl, the Pelion, S.C.-based has launched a renovated website at

USDA names produce industry members to trade, policy groups

The fresh fruit and vegetable industry is represented on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and one of six agricultural technical advisory committees announced June 30 by the USDA.

Phil Pisciotta, Kansas City produce man, dies

Longtime Kansas City area produce veteran Phil Pisciotta Jr. died June 28 at the age of 87.

A&B Packing recognized as 'company to watch'

Lawrence, Mich.-based A&B Packing Equipment Inc. was presented with the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award at the annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event.

Nucci golf tournament set for PMA Foodservice

The PMA Foundation For Industry Talent is set to host the Joe Nucci Memorial Golf Tournament at this year’s annual PMA Foodservice Conference in Monterey, Calif., on July 23.

Port Manatee wins two awards

Port Manatee’s directory and website are winners of American Association of Port Authorities communications awards.

One Banana contributees to eradication of epilepsy

Recently, One Banana donated more than 2,000 bananas to participants of Asociacion Lirios’ third annual race, Lilies Run Against Epilepsy, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

A&B Tropical post $75,000 surety bond

A&B Tropical Produce LLC, Miami, has posted a $75,000 surety bond under Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act rules, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

Project to widen Port Everglades approved

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has cleared the way for Port Everglades in Broward County Florida to start the next phase of expanding its channels.

Twitter party shares picnic recipes

Produce for Kids, Red Sun Farms and Avocados from Mexico will host a Twitter party at 9 p.m. Eastern on July 15, according to a Produce for Kids news release.

Peri & Sons extends partnership with Produce Mom

Yerington, N.Y.-based Peri & Sons Farms will continue its partnership with The Produce Mom, aka Lori Taylor, which will focus on educating consumers about selecting, storing and serving Peri & Sons Sweetie Sweet onions, according to a Produce Mom news release.

The Grinstead Group teams with Bridgevue Energy

The Grinstead Group Dallas, is partnering with Plano, Texas-based, Bridgevue Energy. according to a company news release.

Tom Lange celebrates retirement of senior VP

Springfield, Ill.-based Tom Lange Co. is scheduled to host its 25th annual golf outing on June 27 in St. Louis, according to a company news release.

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