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 At 1,000 Loaves A Day, This Bakery Helps Supply SLO County With Its Bread
by Megan Henney, The Tribune
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 3:39PM EDT

Since Phil Korte became the owner of Edna’s Bakery  the entire operation has expanded from delivering to about 140 customers to 700, he said. In 2017, Korte, 59, anticipates the company will gross $6 million to $7 million in sales. Most of that money will be funneled back into expansions for the bakery.

 Price Chopper Issues Recall On Store-Made Bakery Items In Upstate NY
by North Country Now
Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3:29PM EDT

Price Chopper is recalling a variety of store-made bakery items which, due to a computer error, may have labels with incomplete allergen information. They have stores in Massena, Ogdensburg, Canton, Gouverneur and Potsdam.

 IDDBA Launches Safe Food Matters! Campaign Focused On Handwashing
by International Dairy Deli Bakery Association™ (IDDBA)
Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3:29PM EDT

The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) is conducting the Safe Food Matters! Focus on Handwashing campaign to build awareness on the importance of handwashing to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses through contact and cross-contamination, and provide food retailers and manufacturers with education, training, and resources to help managers and service associates in their fresh departments.

 Western Kansas Hit By Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus
by Kansas Wheat
Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3:29PM EDT

While grazing cattle on volunteer wheat may seem like a cost-effective option in a tough farm economy, not controlling volunteer may cost you, and your neighbors, down the line. Volunteer wheat is a host for the wheat curl mite, the transmitter of Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV), the disease that is crippling the western Kansas wheat crop.

 Innovations And Best Practices Key To Helping Cocoa Farmers' Livelihood In Indonesia
by Barry Callebaut
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 3:30PM EDT

Combining targeted field work and the use of new technology, field facilitators at Barry Callebaut are helping cocoa farmers in Indonesia to improve their sustainable farming practices. This year, we are taking new steps in our quest to continually improve agricultural practices and having better traceability of cocoa beans.

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