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Port of Savannah adds routes, facilities for chilled produce

The Port of Savannah, Ga., has added East-West routes to its chilled produce business, with new services to Europe and Asia.

USDA seeks comments on French baby kiwi

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on a draft pest risk assessment for the importation of baby kiwi — kiwi berries  from France.
Mar 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #USDA, #France, #Imports

Bipartisan group seeks end to tomato agreement with Mexico

Florida legislators have gathered bipartisan support from dozens of House and Senate colleagues in a push to terminate the suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers.

Westfalia plant signals rise of Colombian avocado exports

South African fruit company Westfalia Fruit’s Colombia division has a new avocado processing facility in Sonson, Antioquia, Colombia.

Chilean fruit exporters assess hailstorm damage

The Chilean fruit industry is assessing the damage to stone fruit, cherries, blueberries, kiwifruit and grapes after a Nov. 12 hailstorm.

Fruit fly quarantine covers Southern California ports

A part of Los Angeles County, including the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports where a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are imported into the U.S., is under quarantine for Mexican fruit fly.

Mexican avocados vanishing in the U.S.

If a grower’s strike in the Mexican state of Michoacan doesn’t end soon, Mexican avocados will all but disappear from store shelves and menus by Thanksgiving, according to importers.

Grower-led halt to Mexican avocados an “extreme situation”

A group of “dissident growers” of avocados in Mexico are impeding harvest crews from entering orchards, and importers say inventories are dropping quickly.

Chiquita’s new containers more energy efficient

Chiquita Brands International, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is reducing energy consumption with improvements in design an operating efficiency of containers used to ship bananas to ports.

A & A Organic Farms adds rambutans

A & A Organic Farms, Watsonville, Calif., is importing organic rambutans from Honduras.