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15:25PM Jun 21, 2020

Midwest cyclospora outbreak linked to store-brand garden salads

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Federal and state agencies are investigating a six-state outbreak of cyclospora illnesses with 76 cases linked to garden salad from Aldi, Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco stores.

17:15PM Apr 14, 2020

Letter to USDA: help food banks, reduce food waste

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor

It’s a disturbing paradox during the COVID-19 pandemic: Food banks are seeing skyrocketing demand with hours-long waits while growers are forced to waste tons of food.

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14:12PM Apr 09, 2020

Demand soars at food banks amid coronavirus pandemic

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor

Demand for fresh produce has skyrocketed at food banks from coast to coast since the COVID-19 pandemic forced non-essential businesses to close, leaving many workers without pay.

14:21PM Apr 07, 2020

The fresh produce world of NYC, coronavirus hotspot of the U.S.

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor

NEW YORK CITY — Throngs of commuters jostling each other on sidewalks and on sardine-can subway trains are a thing of the recent past, and at least some residents hope

12:48PM Mar 31, 2020

Good Foods Group marketing strategy during COVID-19

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor

In times of recession, consumers eat at home more, but they also splurge on those food purchases for home rather than splurge by eating out, says a food-marketing expert.

12:43PM Mar 11, 2020

FDA suspends inspections in foreign countries due to coronavirus

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The Food and Drug Administration has halted most inspections of food facilities outside of the U.S. through April, as travel restrictions increase in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

09:55AM Mar 11, 2020

Four listeria deaths over three years traced to enoki mushrooms

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Enoki mushrooms from South Korea have been recalled and investigators are linking them to a multi-year outbreak of Listeria Monocytogenes that has killed four people.