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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing a consumer advisory for apple cider produced and distributed by Sunnyside Orchards of Pennock, Minnesota. The cider produced by Sunnyside Orchards was inadequately processed and stored at improper temperatures which would allow for harmful bacteria to grow. All cider produced since August 31, 2018, is affected. The cider was sold in both gallon and half-gallon containers. A photo of the label is provided.

There have been no reports of illness associated with these products.

The cider was distributed to the following…

According to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), the recent cold-weather snap has cooled soil temperatures quickly in the northern regions of the state to the point where it may be safe to apply fall fertilizer. The southern areas of the state are still a bit warmer and delaying fall application is advised.

The MDA is urging farmers and applicators to check soil temperature and delay fall application of anhydrous ammonia and urea fertilizer until soil temperatures stay below 50 degrees F.

To assist tracking soil temperature, the MDA provides…

Minnesota produce growers are invited to take a one-day training course to meet the requirements for the Produce Safety Rule, which is part of the new federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Under FSMA, fruit and vegetable farmers that grow, pack, harvest and/or hold produce and that do not qualify for an exemption or exclusion from the Produce Safety Rule are required to attend this training.

In addition, any growers interested in learning about produce safety, Good…

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