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Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to imported mushrooms

The FDA and the CDC say the outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections likely linked to wood ear mushrooms imported by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, CA. 
September 25 , 2020

U.K. police discover 1MT of cocaine hidden in consignment of South American fruit

British police said on Wednesday they had discovered a tonne of cocaine hidden in a consignment of fruit which was being smuggled into the country from South America.
September 25 , 2020

Transfesa to supply Spanish produce to Tesco via express rail service

In this first stage, Transfesa will be transporting fifteen loads weekly from the Almussafes rail terminal in Valencia to the Barking rail terminal in the U.K.
September 25 , 2020

BASF Vegetable Seeds invests in autonomous growing

The company has already applied the concept to seed production, cultivation of a tomato variety and the screening of hydroponic lettuce varieties. A new project for cucumber is underway.
September 25 , 2020

Ecuadorian volcano eruption hits thousands of hectares of banana plantations

The volcanic ash resulting from the eruption of the Sangay volcano on Sunday has affected thousands of hectares of the country's fruit and vegetable crops.
September 24 , 2020

Oppy adds fair trade Ocean Spray Peruvian blueberries

This marks the first time Oppy has brought to market organic, Fair Trade Certified blueberries from Peru Peruvian, which will be available from September through to December. 
September 24 , 2020

Europe: Soaring yellow kiwifruit production in Italy to offset green decline

The online 39th International Kiwifruit Organization meeting held on Sept. 16 and 17 also forecast a production rise of 6% year-on-year in Europe to around 707,000 metric tons (MT).
September 24 , 2020

California Blueberry Commission announces support for Section 201 safeguard investigation

The California Blueberry Commission has announced that it has voted to support the Section 201 global safeguard investigation to protect the "viability" of the state's growers.
September 23 , 2020

Global peach and nectarine supplies to contract in 2020-21

World peach and nectarine production is forecast down 1.1 million metric tons (MT) to 21m MT in the 2020-21 season as adverse weather conditions impact output in top producers China and the European Union. 
September 23 , 2020

FDA announces "major milestone" FSMA rule

Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, said the FDA has proposed a new rule that lays the foundation for the end-to-end food traceability across the food industry.
September 23 , 2020