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It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of our 2nd office located at 670 N Beers Street in Holmdel, NJ. Our office in Linden, NJ will remain open so we can continue to serve our hometown customers.

Valvano Insurance Agency’s – Food for Thought Newsletter – 8/4/2020

August 7, 2020

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We hope you and yours are continuing to be safe and healthy!! August 4, 2020

The newsletter for today’s food production, processing, and distribution insurance shopper.

Food Industry News

Map of US Salmonella Illnesses

Recall: Thomson Onions linked to
Salmonella Newport outbreak.

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Since Sliced BreaArticle bakingbusiness.comd Podcast:

COVID-19: A supermarket CEO’slessons learned

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BG Foods, new consumer trendsConsumer Trends: B&G Foods benefiting from new consumer habits

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NJ Legislation – Impact on Employee Benefits

Sen Joe VitaleNew Jersey appears poised to invest at least $200 million more in efforts to make health insurance more affordable for working- and middle-class consumers, thanks to a controversial new state tax that would replace a federal assessment on health plans scheduled to sunset in January.

A bill creating the new state insurance tax narrowly passed both houses of the Democratic-led Legislature in a party-line vote on Thursday; Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has indicated he intends to sign the measure into law.

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Agricultural Risk – Invasive Species

Mystery Seeds from China

When New Jersey attorney Robert Popescu received a package labeled “Bonsai” on the front steps of his Marlboro home on Tuesday, he snapped a photo and emailed it to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

“I didn’t open the package. I just put it in the fridge,” Popescu said. “They were presumably those seeds.”

Popescu, who has a practice in Old Bridge, said he’d read recent news stories online about the mystery seeds and wants other residents to know they might receive them, too. “Based on the news articles, I knew what to do,” he said.

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