MINIMUM SIZE INCREASED FOR FLORIDA, MEXICO TOMATOES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Consumers and even retailers may not readily notice the difference, but tomatoes from Florida and Mexico in coming weeks may be slightly larger.The increase of 1/32 of an inch in the minimum tomato size -- a characteristic regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- was proposed by the Florida Tomato Committee, representing state growers who supply about half the fresh tomatoes

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Consumers and even retailers may not readily notice the difference, but tomatoes from Florida and Mexico in coming weeks may be slightly larger.

The increase of 1/32 of an inch in the minimum tomato size -- a characteristic regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- was proposed by the Florida Tomato Committee, representing state growers who supply about half the fresh tomatoes sold in the United States.

The move is designed to increase the overall

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