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Produce Mom promotes school salad bars on Indy TV
The ever-active “Produce Mom”, Lori Taylor was scheduled to raise awareness for the national school salad bar initiative on live Indianapolis television on Aug. 21. According to a press release on that morning, Taylor was slated for the IndyStyle program on WISH-TV 8. Taylor is The Produce Mom for The Produce Mom LLC, which is a subsidiary of Indianapolis Fruit Co., Inc. Participating in a Produce for Better Health event... Read more

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The Produce Marketing Association Foundation’s 2014 High Performance Management Conference titled “Optimizing the Impact of Mid-Level Leaders,” is one of several initiatives that the organization has developed to help the produce industry by engaging in issues that assist and educate produce professionals to stay successful in the highly technical, competitive... Read more

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Food donors providing healthy options through hunger relief programs
Hungry people come from all walks of life. Meet David — a firefighter for 15 years until he broke his back a couple years ago. Unable to work, he depends on his monthly disability to support himself and his 13-year-old son. He barely affords his rent and his food situation is grim. “By the middle of the month, my son and I are often out of food,” David said.... Read more


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Vice president of Shipping Point Marketing dies at 54
Mark Dirrigl, vice president and partner of Shipping Point Marketing, Inc., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16 after complications from surgery. He was at 54 years old. Originally from Rochester, NY, Mr. Dirrigl worked at Louis Fishgold, Inc. from the late 1970s to early 1980s. He later joined Louis J.... Read more


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Mushroom Council continues strong promotion, mushroom consumption swelling
“Mushroom blendability is the driving and emerging trend for mushrooms in both foodservice and retail,” said Bart Minor, president of the Mushroom Council. “Mushrooms are on target to make a big impact at foodservice and retail that will improve consumers’ nutrition and maybe improve the cost to prepare... Read more