FDA Advises Consumers to Toss Out Bagged Spinach

The FDA announced Sept. 14 that due to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, consumers should dispose of all bagged spinach products and all salad mixes tha... continue reading »

Group Announces New Programs, Logo During Conference

The merger between United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association (UFFVA) and the International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) became official Sep... continue reading »

Lettuce Safety Initiative to Include Inspections in Salinas

The FDA announced Aug. 24 that it would begin inspecting lettuce operations in California’s Salinas Valley. Beginning Monday, Aug. 28, FDA and th... continue reading »

United Fresh Produce Association Announces European Fresh-Cut Conference

The new United Fresh Produce Association – formed by the merger of the International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) and United Fresh Fruit ... continue reading »

Classic Salads Issues Voluntary Recall of Bagged Salads

Classic Salads, Watsonville, Calif., announced a voluntary recall at 3 p.m. July 27 after Salmonella was found in some of its bagged salads, said sale... continue reading »

Final Rule on Nutrition Labeling Published

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's final rule for voluntary nutrition labeling regulations for the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits and 20 ... continue reading »

Dole Settles Lawsuit Over Last Year’s E. Coli Outbreak

Salina, Calif.-based Dole Fresh Vegetable announced June 13 that it had reached a settlement with nine consumers who were made sick by contaminated ba... continue reading »

Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

On May 25, the U.S. Senate voted 62 to 36 to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

The bill includes enforcement measures... continue reading »

IFPA, United Members Approve Merger

Members of the United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association (United) and the International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) have voted in support of... continue reading »

Industry Groups Release Lettuce Safety Guidance Document

The International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA), Produce Marketing Association (PMA), United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association (United) and W... continue reading »