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USDA restricts businesses for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has restricted four companies from operating in the produce industry after not paying for shipments, violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
May 15, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

Packaging company Paxiom buys second Las Vegas  facility

The Paxiom Group, whose companies specialize in packaging automation, has purchased its second facility in Las Vegas.

Rain slows California cherry harvest

Mid-May rain in California is likely to damage some cherries, but marketers believe there will be plenty of promotion opportunities for all sizes through mid-June.

USDA proposes rules for importing Colombian peppers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has laid the groundwork imports of peppers from Colombia.

Ed Treacy to lead PMA’s focus on sustainability

As the  industry's focus on sustainability increases, the Produce Marketing Association is doing the same, naming Ed Treacy as its point person on sustainability issues.
May 15, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PMA, #People

China retaliates with tariff hikes on frozen fruits and vegetables

China’s latest round of tariff retaliation hit frozen fruits and vegetables but appeared to spare additional hikes on imported U.S. fresh produce.

United Apple Sales to extend market for Ruby Frost into summer

Lyndonville, N.Y.-based United Apples Sales has developed a comprehensive plan to extend the market for the new variety.

Automated Packaging Systems promotes Jay Patras

Jay Patras has been promoted to vice president of sales-North America, at Automated Packaging Systems, Streetsboro, Ohio.

United Fresh show previewed

The United Fresh Produce Association is coming to Chicago one more time, and expectations are high for the Windy City and the show.

Allen Lund promotes Ryan Stephenson in S.C.

The Allen Lund Co., La Canada Flintridge, Calif., has promoted Ryan Stephenson to corporate business development team leader.