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Produce sales bounce back, up 22.9% versus 2019

Retail scan data from IRI show fresh produce sales returned to elevated levels in late April.

Jac. Vandenberg switches to compostable net bags for citrus

Produce importer Jac. Vandenberg, Yonkers, N.Y., is replacing citrus bag plastic netting with a compostable netting made from beech tree pulp.

Dulcinea mandarins, oranges feature new packaging

Dulcinea brand citrus feature new high-graphic packaging, with different colors to differentiate oranges and mandarins.

Anthony Johnson joins Hronis Inc. in sales

Anthony Johnson has joined Hronis Inc., Delano, Calif., as a domestic sales associate.

Sunkist donates lemons to hospital staff

Sunkist Growers is donating lemons to hospitals in the Santa Clarita, Calif., area during the COVID-19 crisis.

Homegrown Organic rebrand includes new logo and packaging

Homegrown Organic Farms, Porterville, Calif., has rebranded, with a new logo and packaging design.

Doc’s Organics to supply Veg-Fresh Farms with citrus

Veg-Fresh Farms, Corona, Calif., has an exclusive partnership with Doc’s Organics, distributing organic lemons, grapefruit, minneolas and limes.

USDA seeks comments on South African citrus import rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on a proposal to allow South African citrus imports at all U.S. ports, without the current cold treatment requirement now in place.

USDA seeks comments on Vietnam pummelo

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking comments on a pest risk assessment on U.S. imports of pummelo from Vietnam.
Mar 24, 2020 by Tom Karst #USDA, #Produce (General), #Citrus

Ojai Valley’s pixie tangerine harvest begins

About 50 growers in California’s Ojai Valley in Ventura County have begun harvest pixie tangerines.