Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

7/22/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: USDA Files Complaint & Endorsement

Jul 22, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
The USDA has filed an administrative complaint against The Fruit Club, Organically Grown Company has been Endorsed. Good Farms, Tom Benigno Brokerage and Sam Ricelli Brokerage Inc are new companies to the Market & More.
Jul 22, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

Ocean Mist brings Chef Vacca to PMA Foodservice show

Ocean Mist is bringing chef Christopher Vacca to the Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference & Expo to create Tuscan Style Braised Baby Artichokes to sample on the show floor.

Wisconsin celery grower starts Midwest harvest

Trembling Prairie Farms Inc., Markesan, Wis., is harvesting celery through the first week of October.

Clear Labs adds listeria testing, mapping capabilities

Clear Labs, Menlo Park, Calif., has new listeria testing and environmental mapping capabilities on its Clear Safety platform, a rapid detection method that reduces the time needed to pinpoint sources of contamination.

High-tech Quebec supermarket tops NYC sightings

Jul 22, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Opinion, #Produce Retail, #Canada
MONTREAL — New York City’s food culture isn’t everything, despite what New Yorkers will try to tell you — or anyone who will listen.
Jul 22, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Opinion, #Produce Retail, #Canada

What consumer trends will drive produce demand for the next 25 years?

The Packer’s 125th-anniversary edition is coming out later this year, and it has been fun collecting material for that publication and publishing articles from past anniversary editions.

UPDATED: Industry votes in favor of adding frozen to mango program

Jul 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Mangoes
(UPDATED, July 24) By a narrow majority, fresh and frozen mango handlers and importers have voted in favor of an amendment to add frozen mangoes to the national research and promotion program. 
Jul 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Mangoes

Produce groups receive $ millions to offset tariffs, trade barriers

Jul 19, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Exports, #USDA, #China
The USDA named 49 recipients of Agricultural Trade Promotion funds — designed to spur new export markets for growers hurt by tariffs and other trade disruptions — including 11 produce industry groups.
Jul 19, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Exports, #USDA, #China

Packer Insight — H-2A, cotton candy grapes and yellow dragon fruit

Tom Karst joins Ashley Nickle to discuss news of the week, from the latest developments on the H-2A immigration program to updates on some specialty produce items that shoppers will be eyeing.

FDA considers ‘regulatory actions’ against papaya distributor

CORRECTED: In response to a distributor’s refusal to recall Mexican papayas implicated in a salmonella outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration has alerted all of its customers and is pursuing other actions.