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Salmonella contamination prompts tomato recall

TRACY, Calif. -- A Florida tomato grower is voluntarily recalling its grape tomatoes after a sample tested positive for salmonella.Six L's Packing Company Inc...
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Wilma soaks crops

...Mexican tomatoes should begin flowing into the United States in December, said Reggie Brown, the manager of the Florida Tomato Committee, which markets Florida's tomatoes. Mr. Brown said it is too early to guess how much prices would increase...
Yum, farm workers reach agreement

...2003-04 season was approximately 32 cents per pound or about $8.04 per 25-pound package, according to the Florida Tomato Committee, a marketing group based in Maitland, Fla. Yum had long resisted a call for the penny-per-pound increase...
Hurricanes to cause erratic vegetable prices, shortages

...of its growing season when Hurricanes Charlie and Frances hit and then Hurricane Jeanne "just kind of wiped up." Florida tomato growers say the hurricane pounding may have wiped out more than half their crop and normal supplies may not resume...
Tomato growers suffer from losses

...bankrupt." Skip Jonas of the Florida Tomato Committee, a growers group...agriculture commissioner. The Florida Tomato Committee estimates that 28 cents...been a bone of contention for Florida tomato farmers. Cheap land and abundant...
Tagine warms cold days

...tomato. Cook about 10 minutes longer. Serve over couscous. Makes 6 servings. Nutrition facts per serving: 231 calories, 7 grams protein, 6 grams fat, 38 grams carbohydrates, 419 milligrams sodium. Recipe from: Florida Tomato Committee
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Hearty sandwich has zesty flavor

...just melted, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings. Nutrition facts per serving: 505 calories, 25 grams protien, 33 grams carbohydrates, 32 grams fat, 1,276 milligrams sodium. Recipe from: Florida Tomato Committee
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Farmworkers want Taco Bell to pressure growers for higher pay

...based parent Yum! to pressure Florida tomato growers into improving wages and...Association, which represents Florida tomato growers, said that the boycott...its tomatoes come from." Many Florida tomato growers struggled in the 1990s...