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PFK celebrates $6.4 million raised for families and children

PFK2Produce for Kids celebrated with partners March 2 at the annual Produce for Kids reception at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure with a crowd of more than 200 and a “Lettuce Squash Hunger” theme.

“We truly have something to celebrate tonight. We have raised $6.4 million for families in need since 2002 and $309,000 in 2017 alone,” said John Shuman, founder of Produce for Kids and president at Shuman Produce. “It’s phenomenal to see how far we’ve come and how many families we have reached not only through nutrition education, but through those who have sought help from the Feeding America 200 food banks and 60,000 pantries we serve across the U.S.”

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CDC, several states, and FDA continue to investigate a rapidly growing outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections. Red onions have been identified as the likely source. The traceback information collected identified Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, CA, as a likely source of red onions in this outbreak. Additional Read More ...
The Nunes Co., Peri & Sons complete expansion
The Nunes Co. Inc., along with Peri & Sons, announced the completion of their 2020 expansion to the Walker River Cooling Facility in Yerington, NV. The joint venture partners are Nevada–based Peri & Sons, one of the country’s largest onion growing operations, and Salinas, CA-headquartered The Nunes Co., one of the Read More ...
Industry Viewpoint: Virtual advocacy
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John J. Jerue, founder of logistics company, dies at age 94
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Fruit World's organic Thomcord grapes arriving in early August
Fruit World Co., a family-owned, flavor-focused grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit and one of the largest California growers of organic Thomcord grapes, expects to begin shipping this popular variety the first week of August in new high-graphic two-pound recyclable paper totes. Known for being especially Read More ...

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