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Community Innovation Grants Program Application Period Now Open

united fresh

The United Fresh Start Foundation’s 2020 Community Innovation Grants Program application period is now open. United Fresh says the program funds initiatives that aim to increase children’s access, selection, and consumption of fresh produce. The 2020 program is focused on supporting initiatives and research from organizations including not-for-profit 501 (c) …

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Clorets Chewing Gum Review: The Breath Freshener

clorets chewing gum

What is Clorets? Clorets is a refreshing gum and mint which gives a long-lasting refreshing taste designed to neutralize food, drink and cigarette odors by using an element called chlorophyll. It is the only chewing gum that contains the exclusive ingredient Actizol, so you can be closer to anyone you want, anywhere …

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GMA to Relaunch as Consumer Brands Association in 2020

GMA - Consumer Brands Association

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced it will change its name and become the Consumer Brands Association (CBA), effective January 2020. According to CNBC, the group is trying to distance itself from past troubles. In the past two years, food companies like Campbell, Kraft Heinz, Nestle, Hershey and Unilever have left …

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Hispanic Heritage Month: NSA Cares Deeply

NSA Hispanic Heritage Month

Elizabeth Peralta, executive director of the NSA. The new executive director of the National Supermarket Association (NSA), Elizabeth Peralta, on behalf of the Hispanic independent supermarket organization joins the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month with a message about how NSA members support and they serve the communities, mostly Latinos, …

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Albertsons Adds Plant-Based Meals to its Private Label

Albertons Own Brands plant based

Seizing on consumer demand in frozen meals, Albertsons Companies has revamped its lineup of Own Brands entrees with 55 new items, from organic plant-based meals for the “flexitarian” to premium high-protein power bowls and more. Introducing the USDA-certified organic and certified plant-based frozen bowls and frozen meatless patties from O …

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United Fresh Announces New Produce Safety Immersion Program

Produce safety program - programa de inocuidad de frutas y vegetales

United Fresh Produce Association has launched its newest leadership development offering, the Produce Safety Immersion Program, developed to build the technical capacity, critical thinking skills, and leadership attributes of the next generation of produce safety professionals. The year-long program is comprised of three face-to-face meetings/trainings, three webinars, and an ongoing …

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U.S. and Mexico Signed New Tomato Suspension Agreement

Tomato Suspension Agreement - acuerdo de suspensión

Mexican tomato growers and the U.S. Department of Commerce signed a final Tomato Suspension Agreement and halt the process for imposing antidumping duties on tomatoes from Mexico. Chief among the provisions is the commitment that inspections will be conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in accordance with its normal …

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