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USDA to purchase canned pears for food assistance programs

The USDA has announced plans to purchase canned pear products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be mad... continue reading »

USDA to buy $200 million of processed foods, including tomatoes, in trade relief

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural produc... continue reading »

USDA to buy frozen peaches for food assistance program

USDA recently announced plans to purchase frozen peach products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be m... continue reading »

USDA issues PACA violations against five produce distributors

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) sanctions on five produce businesses for failing ... continue reading »

PACA sanctions levied against five produce distributors

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) sanctions on five produce businesses for failing ... continue reading »

USDA launches PACA license search system

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently released ePACA, a tool to facilitate the marketing of produce and improve Perishable Agricultur... continue reading »

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Pickle, canned mushroom grading terminology revised by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has revised the U.S. standards for canned lima bean, canned... continue reading »

Compliance dates set for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule

USDA issued a rule March 15 to finalize the new compliance dates for the agricultural water requirements in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSM... continue reading »

USDA sanctions four produce businesses for PACA violations

Three produce businesses in California and one in New York were recently sanctioned by the USDA for failing to pay awards previously ordered under the... continue reading »

Mindy Brashears named USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Jan. 28 selected three people individuals for senior leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Agri... continue reading »