FDA Issues Uniform Compliance Date for Final Food Labeling Regulations

January 4, 2021 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that January 1, 2024, will be the uniform compliance date for final food labeling regulations that are issued in calendar years 2021 and 2022. This action does not change existing requirements for compliance dates contained in final rules published before January 1, 2021.

Giant Food Announces Donation of Essential Supplies Valued at $2 Million During COVID-19 Pandemic Plus Financial Donation of $550,000 Raised From “Lend a Hand for Hunger” Holiday Program

January 4, 2021 Giant Food

Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announces a donation of toilet paper and hand sanitizer valued at $2 million dollars to eleven local nonprofit organizations.

Tifton Welcomes Satsuma Fruit Distribution Center

January 4, 2021 Dave Miller, WALB

The Satsuma Co., a citrus packing and shipping plant focusing on crops grown in South Georgia and North Florida, has begun operating its processing and distribution center in Tifton, as reported by Frank Sayles of the Tifton Grapevine.

Louisiana’s Citrus Hub Has Struggled With Hurricanes, Erosion, Aging Farmers; What’s Next?

January 4, 2021 Halle Parker, Nola.com

Ironically, perhaps, the qualities that once made Plaquemines Parish so attractive for citrus farmers — its southerly latitude and nearness to warm Gulf waters, which made it Louisiana’s most temperate growing area — have increasingly made it more vulnerable to coastal erosion and hurricanes.

Pharr, TX Produce Companies Saw Money, Produce Go to Waste in 2020

January 4, 2021 Iris Karami, KVEO

Pharr’s international bridge is a main port of entry for production companies in the Rio Grande Valley, but this year companies saw trade come to a halt.