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Bayer and Kroger partner to boost rural health access

- Retail
Bayer, one of the country’s largest life-sciences companies, announced today its campaign to remind rural America to “Take Care, Now” and help alleviate care deserts in rural America, areas significantly impacted by both food insecurity and limited access to healthcare.

California treasurer visits GrubMarket businesses in Southern CA

- General News
California Treasurer Fiona Ma and her team visited two prominent GrubMarket wholesale/distributor facilities, JC Produce and SGS Produce, in Los Angeles today.

SpartanNash receives ‘Great Place to Work’ certification

- General News
Food solutions company SpartanNash (the "Company") proudly announced that it has received the Great Place to Work certification.

Affiliated Foods invests further in traceability

- General News
Affiliated Foods, Inc., a major wholesaler serving more than 800 member stores across the Southwest, has accelerated efforts to comply with the FDA’s new food traceability rule (FSMA 204) by adopting the ReposiTrak Traceability Network.

ReposiTrak Traceability Network now represents 8% of retail grocery

- General News
ReposiTrak is welcoming thousands of food supply chain companies to its ReposiTrak Traceability Network (RTN), the solution backed by the industry as the lowest-cost and easiest-to-adopt for compliance with FDA’s updated traceability rule, the Food Safety Modernization Act Section 204(d) (FSMA 204).

EFI ‘Produce & Reduce’ measures success after two-year pilot

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative and Measure to Improve, announced the successful completion of the two-year Produce & Reduce pilot program which was implemented on three farming operations and funded by the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB)

Farmworker Awareness Week continues to grow with EFI tools

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers, and consumer groups, wrapped up its second successful year of promoting Farmworker Awareness Week after generating more than 1.5 million social impressions and catching the attention of politicians, government agencies and businesses.

EFI brings new focus on Midwest growers

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the certification and skill-building organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, continues to provide tools and resources for agricultural workforce development.

EFI continues to drive workforce development priorities

- General News
Despite ongoing challenges presented by the COVID pandemic, 2021 was a year of progress for Equitable Food Initiative as it drew strength from its multistakeholder approach, bringing new insights from retail partners, produce growers, workers and consumers to share with the industry in the form of education program and digital resources.

USDA seeks comments on food system supply chains

- General News
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on a Department-wide effort to improve and reimagine the supply chains for the production, processing and distribution of agricultural commodities and food products.