Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

EFI puts ethical charter into action

Aug 03, 2018 by Peter O'Driscoll #Opinion
In his opinion piece in this publication, George Radanovich challenged Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) to “adhere to its own message.”
Aug 03, 2018 by Peter O'Driscoll #Opinion

UPDATED: McDonald’s supplier Fresh Express aids in investigation

Two weeks after nearly 3,000 McDonald’s pulled salads from Fresh Express in connection with cyclospora parasite infections, the salad company recalled deli wraps and salads for retail containing chopped romaine.

New York marketing program helps consumers find local produce

Aug 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #New York Produce, #Local
The New York State Grown & Certified program aims to make it easy for the state’s consumers to find New York-grown fruits and vegetables.
Aug 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #New York Produce, #Local

Boards plan foodservice events, promotions

Commodity boards, councils and commissions representing fresh produce from avocados to mushrooms to watermelon are running promotional activities aimed at foodservice this summer. Here’s a look at some of them.

Bair talks apple industry priorities, previews conference

Aug 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #Video
Previewing the Aug. 23-24 2018 Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, U.S. Apple Association president Jim Bair talked with The Packer’s editor Tom Karst July 31.
Aug 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #Video

Naturipe Avocado Farms names Francisco Jose Del Rio Alamos CEO

Naturipe Avocado Farms has hired Francisco Jose Del Rio Alamos as CEO.

Mind (and fill) the gaps in the produce aisle

Accentuate the positive. Last week I searched my nearby friendly produce department for lemons.

Big business at Organic Produce Summit

This wasn’t a granola organic event. The third annual Organic Produce Summit, July 11-12 in Monterey, showed that organic is an important part of the produce business, with the emphasis on the business.

Truck rules help produce haulers with hours-of-service, ELDs

In a relief to produce haulers and the industry in general, the federal government has said hours-of-service rules don’t kick in until a driver goes 150 miles from the original pickup.

‘Ugly’ produce delivery service Hungry Harvest continues to grow

Baltimore-based Hungry Harvest, a company with a goal to reduce food waste and alleviate hunger, plans to expand to 30 more cities over the next four years.