Mooney Farms & Morningstar Announce A Joint Venture

May 1, 2012 Mooney Farms

Mooney Farms and Morningstar have announced a new partnership between the Mooney Family and the premium California tomato processor, Morningstar. Jointly they will operate the former Valley Sun Products dry yard in Newman, California to produce a supply of Premium California sun dried tomatoes.

New Leaf Foods Now SmartWash Solutions, Set To Debut ASAP Unit At United Fresh

May 1, 2012 SmartWash Solutions

New Leaf Food Safety Solutions is now SmartWash Solutions. The company name change marks a continued commitment as an industry leader providing "science as a service" for food safety, process control, automation and quality assurance. Additionally, the change properly aligns SmartWash Solutions with its revolutionary food wash enhancing system that combines the USDA validated SmartWash(TM) (SW) liquid formula with a precise amount of free chlorine. Tanya Mason, Vice President of Business Development for SmartWash Solutions says, "We're excited about the new name because it better describes what we do, provide smart, scientifically proven process control and unparalleled food safety."

Pink Lady Brand Apple Earns Three Guiding Stars For Best Nutritional Value

Now entering its second decade of providing crisp quality and distinctive flavor to apple lovers around the world, the Pink Lady® Brand Apple has earned a coveted three Guiding Stars® for offering ‘the best nutritional value’ based on the Guiding Stars objective food-rating system.

Talley Farms Announces Latest Venture To Support Local Sustainability

May 1, 2012 Talley Farms

Talley Farms announces their Fresh Harvest program. This program allows Central Coast consumers the opportunity to support the local economy and environment while enjoying the convenience of locally grown fruits and vegetables from a trusted source, Talley Farms.

USPB Awarded Produce For Better Health Foundation's Annual Role Model Award

The United States Potato Board (USPB) was awarded the Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation’s “Role Model” award on March 30, 2012 in Monterey, CA. It is a distinctive honor recognizing 31 non-retail organizations whose efforts strive to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, providing a significant step toward improving the health of America.