FFVA Comments on Salmonella Investigation Report

Dan CooperFood Safety, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

This spring a multistate outbreak of Salmonella (Salmonella Africana and Salmonella Braenderup) occurred, and the ensuing investigation indicated that the illnesses were potentially linked to cucumbers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported their finding on July 2. The investigation update named a Florida grower as a possible source of illness for this outbreak. …

State of Organic Produce 2022 Report is Released

Web AdminCitrus, Fruits, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

In a report released by Organic Produce Network, the performance of individual organic produce categories displayed a wide range of results last year (2022). Though total organic produce sales had a 3% increase, and the volume showed a -3.7% decrease, the performance of the top 20 categories varied greatly due to inflation and other factors of a complex market environment. …