San Jose Valley Veal Recalls Veal Trimmings, Possible E. Coli O157:H7

January 31, 2013 USDA FSIS

San Jose Valley Veal, a Santa Clara, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,260 pounds of veal trimmings that may be contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

US Customs & Border Protection Flower Inspections Data, 2012 Valentine's Season

CBP processed approximately 842.2 million cut flower stems during the 2012 Valentine’s season from Jan. 1 to Feb. 14, compared to 802.5 million stems processed during the 2011 season — an increase of 4.9% percent. Most of the cut flower shipments are imported from South America, primarily Colombia, with 536.1 million stems or 67 percent, followed by Ecuador with 194 million stems or 23 percent.

Floralife Finishing Touch Spray Aims To Improve Flower & Leaf Quality In Cut Flower Arrangements

Keeping your flowers hydrated and fed is critical for maintaining the health and beauty of your flowers. This is true for arrangements placed in a vase or in floral foam, as well for your potted plants. While flower food solution does a great job feeding and hydrating your cut flowers through the stems, you can provide additional hydration and protection with Floralife® Finishing Touch mist.

The 2013 Great Lakes Floral Expo

Business sessions, design shows, contests and an industry tour will highlight this year’s Great Lakes Floral Expo “Reaching for Excellence”. The annual event, sponsored by the Michigan Floral Association, will be held March 1-3, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel/DeVos Place, in Grand Rapids, MI.

California's Artisan Cheese Festival Brings World-Class Cheese Experts To Petaluma For Seminar Series

The United States’ premier artisan cheese event, the 7th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, has announced this year’s roster of experts leading seminars and workshops on Saturday, March 23, 2013.  The weekend-long Festival takes place March 22-24, 2013, and brings together artisan cheesemakers, chefs, brewers, master sommeliers, winemakers and passionate guests for three days of touring, tasting and learning about artisan cheese.