Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

FDA finds E. coli in irrigation reservoir, narrows romaine advisory

The FDA has named Adam Bros. Farm in Santa Barbara County as one source of the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine — but it cautions that the finding does not explain all the illnesses in the outbreak.

UPDATE: CDC Issues New Alert Following Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak

Dec 13, 2018 by Marjorie Kulba #Romaine, #Recall
The CDC has just issued an updated warning about romaine lettuce, following an e.coli outbreak.
Dec 13, 2018 by Marjorie Kulba #Romaine, #Recall

Look to Asia, Africa for growth in produce sales

NEW YORK, N.Y. – As population and per-capita consumption growth slows in the U.S., fresh produce marketers may be wise to focus on faster-expanding markets in Asia and Africa.

GV leads $90 million investment in Bowery Farming

With a $90-million investment, Bowery Farming plans to build large-scale indoor farms in cities across the country.

BBC Technologies debuts packing line equipment for small fruit

BBC Technologies, a segment of Tomra Food, has expanded its CURO system to focus on packing fruits under 40 millimeters (about 1.5 inches).

How businesses interpret the PMA/United Fresh Ethical Charter

The grower industry is suffering from a critical labor shortage, but berry farms that supply Driscoll’s of the Americas have a competitive advantage because they pay their laborers more.

Mission kicks off Emeralds in the End Zone promotion

Dec 11, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Avocados
Mission Produce has a Super Bowl promotion plan — Emeralds in the End Zone — focusing on 2- and 3-pound bags of “beautifully-blemished avocados.”
Dec 11, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Avocados

Thaddeus Barsotti to receive Organic Grower Summit award

Thaddeus Barsotti of home-delivery service Farm Fresh To You is the recipient of the Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year award.

Collard greens supplies down for the holidays

Effects of hurricanes has greatly reduced the availability of collard greens in the holiday season.

Fresh apple holdings down sharply

Dec 10, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples
U.S. fresh-market apple holdings on Dec. 1 were off 16% from year-ago levels, according to a new report from the U.S. Apple Association.
Dec 10, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

California grape shippers breaking volume records

California table grape growers are shipping record amounts as their season nears an end.

Agrow Fresh rolls out products

Chicago-based Agrow Fresh Produce Co. is introducing a new steam bag for petite potatoes, said Ed Romanelli, vice president of sales and marketing.