Florida Freeze Shrinks Tomato Supply

February 24, 2010 Elaine Walker, Miami Herald

The freeze hit growers at a time when the state normally would be supplying tomatoes for the majority of the East Coast.

USDA Developing New Grape Cultivars

February 24, 2010 Dan Bryant, Western Farm Press

USDA breeders are developing a new generation of grape cultivars having lower production costs and greater consumer health benefits.

Pactiv To Acquire PWP Industries

February 24, 2010 Matthew Gonring, Pactiv Corp.

Pactiv Corporation announced an agreement to acquire the stock of PWP Industries, an HPC company.

Del Monte To Participate In Financial Conference

Del Monte Foods Company will participate in the Goldman Sachs Consumer/Retail Leveraged Finance Conference on March 9, 2010.

USDA, FDA Coordinate Food-Safety Efforts

February 24, 2010 FDA

The USDA and FDA are working together to achieve the goals of enhancing the safety and quality of fresh produce.