Monthly Archives: June 2012

Not Just the Boss – A surprise Father’s day gift for Casey Houweling

Father & Daughter

Dear Dad,

I want you to know how privileged I am to be working and learning alongside of you.  I never imagined I would have such an incredible person in my life to not only call my boss, but also my father and mentor.  Entering the family business has opened up a new world for me, not only educationally, but as well to better know the man my father is. Growing up, I’ve watched you devote your life to mom and my sisters with never-ending love and support.… Read more

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Is It Safe?

Food Safety

2011 was a year marked by too many produce recalls in Canada and the United States. Because of a Salmonella scare, the year started with the pulling of cilantro from store shelves and ended with a similar recall of Jalapeño and Serrano chili peppers imported from Mexico. In the months between, the public were notified of many other recalls such as Alfalfa Sprouts* (Listeria), Romaine Lettuce** (E. coli), as well as field-grown “organic” grape tomatoes*** from Mexico (Salmonella) and more have continued in 2012.Read more

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