Manufacturing & Distribution

Wawona Packing voluntarily issues fruit recall

Wawona Packing Co. has issued a voluntary recall of some of its peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots over concerns about potential listeria contamination.

Manufacturer to fill southeast Fresno building

Technology company Pana-Pacific is moving to a new 150,000 square-foot industrial building in southeast Fresno beginning with a groundbreaking at the site next week.

Double whammy hits proposed Tulare cheese plant

An artist’s rendering of the CaliCheese plant planned for Tulare that could hire up to 200 people. The project has been challenged by a death as well as a now-required environmental study.Supporters of more economic development in Tulare suffered a set back in recent weeks as the start-up cheese maker CaliCheese, which expects to hire 200 employees, was hit by a double whammy.

California chicken linked to salmonella recalled

(AP) — A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said Thursday night.

Multi Marketing wins top ad award

Multi Marketing Corp. of Fresno was named Agency of the Year at the Fresno Advertising Federation's Honors Luncheon yesterday.

Fresno Food Expo new product finalists named

Baloian Farms Squash Saute Kits.

During the Fresno Food Expo media preview event held June 18, 44 new products from 35 different San Joaquin Valley-based companies were tasted and tested.

Harris Ranch to make deli meat at new $10M facility

With a new modern facility at its Selma property, Harris Ranch Beef Co.has begun processing beef, poultry, pork and other types of deli meats for Columbus Foods of Hayward.

Madera Co. industrial vacancies bottom out

Industrial vacancies remained unchanged in the Madera County during the first quarter as too few buildings were left for manufacturers to choose from.

Ruiz Foods buys South Carolina manufacturing plant

(AP) — The company that makes El Monterey brand frozen Mexican foods will invest $55 million in a manufacturing plant in Florence County, creating 500 jobs.

Kraft recalls Tulare-made cottage cheese

Kraft Foods has recalled several brands of cottage cheese produced at its Tulare manufacturing facility as a precaution against food borne illness.