Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Well-Pict plants two new strawberry varieties

Well-Pict Inc., is trying out two new proprietary strawberry varieties in Southern California.

Success Valley strawberries going year-round

Success Valley Produce LLC, Oxnard, Calif., is focusing on expanding its strawberry operations to be year-round and producing in all the U.S. growing areas, said Backus Nahas, director of marketing.

Meal kit company Chef’d, others cited for PACA violations

Feb 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #USDA, #PACA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is restricting California and New York businesses from operating in the industry, including meal kit company Chef’d, which closed abruptly last July when it ran out of funds.
Feb 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #USDA, #PACA

Tight strawberry supplies should improve by Easter

Southern California growers anticipate tight supplies of strawberries for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, but there should be an abundance of the fruit by the time Easter arrives on April 21.

DeLauro adds another heaping helping of criticism at FDA

Everyone is a critic, but some are better than others.

Vision Import Group names Tony Mitchell in VP role

Vision Import Group, Hackensack, N.J., has hired Tony Mitchell as vice president of sales and business development.

Questions remain in FDA romaine E. coli investigation

An FDA report on an E. coli outbreak traced to California romaine offers no smoking gun into how and where the pathogen was transferred to the lettuce and distributed to numerous outlets.

Village Farms distributes healthful snacks at fundraiser

Village Farms, Heathrow, Fla., participated in the 15th Annual Cars for the Cure fundraiser for the American Lung Association, handing out snacking tomatoes to the crowd.

Avocados still have room to grow in global markets

BERLIN — World trade and consumption of fresh avocados has been rocketing higher for the past 15 years, but how long can the market continue to grow?

Manter machines combine into single unit for multiple bag sizes

Netherlands-based Manter International B.V. showcased its new bag placer and semi-automatic bagger at Berlin’s Fruit Logistica recently.