Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Aija Paolillo joins University of Florida as citrus agent

Aija Paolillo is the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension citrus agent for DeSoto, Hardee and Manatee counties.

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables up in 2019, USDA reports

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables increased moderately in 2019, new trade figures reveal.

TQL rises on Best Companies to Work For list

Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati, has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020.

Salmonella outbreak from Tailor Cut Produce fruit over

An outbreak of Salmonella Javiana traced to a fresh-cut fruit salad from Tailor Cut Produce is over, according to agencies investigating the outbreak

Sunset’s Sprinkles tomatoes earn global packaging award

Sunset brand Sprinkles Tiny Mighty Tomatoes has received international recognition for packaging and branding, with Best New Brand from the PAC Global Leadership Awards.

U.S. fresh exports of fruit down, vegetables up in 2019

Exports of U.S. fresh fruits declined by 6% in 2019, while exports of U.S. fresh vegetables increased by 4%.

In-and-outs up at Thomas Produce

Thomas Produce Sales Inc. already is doing a lot of “in-and-out” — or cold storage — business, and owner/president Chuck Thomas expects that substantially more could materialize in the future.

Sun World adds licensing support in Chile, Peru

Sun World International LLC has opened an office in Peru to support its fruit licensing in the region.

SunFed expands organic program

Rio Rico, Ariz.-based SunFed continues to expand its organic program, said Denise Quiroga, sales manager.

Montero Farms boosts offerings

Montero Farms has added three products to its portfolio — coconuts, tomatillos, and, when in season, green, red and yellow prickly pears — said Marie Cook, vice president.