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California cantaloupe board adopts food safety guidance

The Packer - Daily | viernes, 15 de junio de 2012

The Packer - Daily 

Friday, June 15, 2012 View web version

California cantaloupe board adopts food safety guidance
The California Cantaloupe Advisory Board has approved food safety guidelines and plans to begin audits this year in the San Joaquin Valley. 

South African citrus shippers dealing directly with retailers
CITRUSDAL, South Africa — In addition to working with importers in the U.S., citrus shippers in South Africa are setting up deals directly with retailers. 
Florida citrus: Hope in fight against greening
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Cooperative efforts among growers to control the Asian citrus psyllid in 38 regions of Florida are beginning to pay dividends with lower populations of the pests, which spread citrus greening disease. 
USDA has uphill road to organic goal
Federal officials have an ambitious goal to increase U.S. certified organic operations by 20% by the end of 2015, saying they want to help Americans cash in on opportunities linked to growing worldwide demand for organics. 
Farm bill progress hits snag
Lack of agreement among Senate Republican and Democratic leaders on how to slim down the list of nearly 300 amendments vying for attention in the 2012 farm bill could kill the bill. 
Sun Rich enhances Fruit al Fresco shelf life
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Food Services of America buys Colorado distributor
Foodservice giant Food Services of America has acquired a Colorado distributor. 
Bayer CropScience expands watermelon business
Bayer CropScience has agreed to buy the watermelon and melon seed business of Abbott & Cobb Inc. 
Washington potato group hires director of marketing
The Washington Sate Potato Commission, Moses Lake, Wash., has hired Ryan Holterhoff as director of marketing and industry affairs.  


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