Study Shows Consumers Need More Guidance About Fish Consumption Choices

In a first-of-its kind summary of fish consumption choices, a team of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital has determined that consumers are not getting all the information they need to make informed decisions about fish consumption. Their research is published in the June 1 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.

Lipman Acquires Combs Produce

June 1, 2012 Lipman

Lipman has acquired Dallas-based Combs Produce, a tomato repacker and fresh produce distributor. The newly acquired company will join Lipman’s nationwide network of farming, packing, repacking, and processing companies.

Dole Fresh Fruit Supports Salute To Arms Veterans Appreciation In Simi Valley

Executives at Dole Fresh Fruit of Westlake Village participated in a Memorial Day remembrance event in Simi Valley, Calif., honoring those Ventura County residents who died while serving in the military.

Ready Pac Facility Achieves SQF 3 Certification

June 1, 2012 Ready Pac

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. is pioneering implementation of Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification in all the company’s facilities and announced that the Florence, New Jersey facility has achieved SQF Level 3 certification, the highest level possible. Ready Pac is now one of very few fresh cut facilities to have achieved this level of certification in the U.S.

USDA's MyPlate Celebrates Its First Anniversary

June 1, 2012 USDA

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan joined local officials, educators, and students to highlight the first anniversary of the MyPlate food icon and announced a month of nutrition events and promotions to mark the occasion. In June 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled MyPlate, the federal government's primary food group symbol, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthy food choices consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to