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Naturipe Farms sustainable packaging goal removes tons of plastic

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, Calif., which has undertaken a commitment to sustainable packaging, plans to remove 48 metric tons of plastic from its packaging in 2020.

Fresh Express recalled Southwest Chopped salad for allergens

Fresh Express has recalled Southwest Chopped Salads Kits from 11 states because of allergens that are not identified on list of ingredients.

C&E Farms releases Shorely Fresh green bean packaging

C&E Farms, Cheriton, Va., has a new Shorely Fresh package for unsnipped green beans.

Mid-Atlantic region’s on-farm consumer sales rise during quarantine

Some commercial farms in the mid-Atlantic that have lost a lot of foodservice business are selling directly to consumers.

Ocean Spray brand blueberries from Oppy ready in July

The Oppenheimer Group’s shipments of Ocean Spray brand blueberries are picking up as National Blueberry Month promotions begin in July.

Bard Valley launches chocolate-covered dates with sea salt

Yuma, Ariz.-based Bard Valley Date Growers has introduced a new product: dark chocolate-covered Medjool dates with sea salt.

Exhibitors share experiences from first-ever United Fresh Live!

Fresh produce companies that exhibited at United Fresh Live! praised the organization for adapting amid the COVID-19 pandemic and creating a positive experience despite having to hold the event online.

United Fresh names produce manager grand prize winners

The United Fresh Produce Association had a surprise waiting for the finalists of the Retail Produce Manager Awards and Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards at the general session of United Fresh Live! on June 18.

Three citrus groups join forces with Florida Classic Growers

Florida Classic Growers, Dundee, Fla., has a new partnership with three citrus groups that will expand its product offerings and increase distribution of citrus marketed under the company’s label.

Flexibility moves to central role in packaging tech

Flexible equipment is an important component in a packaging industry that continues to work with new materials, pack styles and formats, marketers say.