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Natural Grocers issues voluntary recall on organic elderberries

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. iis voluntarily recalling Natural Grocers Brand 4-ounce Organic Whole Elderberries after being notified by its supplier of the potential presence of Salmonella.

Time to nominate your great produce managers for national recognition

The United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program.

Golden West Packaging makes acquisitions

Golden West Packaging Group, City of Industry, Calif., said it has acquired Berry Pack and Progressive Packaging Group.

WCPE: Rouses' Rob Ybarra on navigating pandemic, hurricanes and more

Rob Ybarra, director of produce for Rouses, will discuss at the West Coast Produce Expo the challenge of navigating the pandemic and hurricanes while continuing to create enjoyable experiences for shoppers.

Pack Expo 2020 offers free registration

Don’t pack your bags. The virtual Pack Expo Connects is coming to you online.

Bagged salads: New product offerings deliver ‘restaurant’ flavors

With flavors like Maple Bourbon Bacon and descriptions like Ranch-seasoned crouton crumble, roasted sunflower seeds and a creamy ranch dressing, today’s packaged salad components read more like menu items.?

Packaged salads boom as consumers eat at home

Sales of packaged salads are exploding, tossed from a modest single-digit growth to a 33% spike during the now infamous week of coronavirus-related panic buying in mid-March.?

Dole promotes cooking campaign with Pixar’s Ratatouille

Dole Food Company is giving food, cooking and Disney fans the chance to create their own at-home version of Gusteau’s, the iconic Parisienne restaurant at the center of Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille.

Walmart to hand out Rockit apples at trick-or-treating events

Walmart stores in numerous states will be handing out Rockit apples from Chelan Fresh during drive-through Halloween events.

Packer Insight — FDA investigations, H-2A news, online grocery and more

Tom Karst, Chris Koger, Amy Sowder and Ashley Nickle take you through the big stories of the week, from developments related to H-2A wages to company news born from increased demand for online grocery services.