FDA sets date for public meeting
The Food and Drug Administration will have a public meeting and live Webcast to take public comments and answer questions about proposed changes to the agency’s food safety regulations.
Potandon serves up new varieties
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Potandon Produce is doing something it never has before with its brand — marketed potatoes. Ralph Schwartz, vice president of marketing, said the company plans to launch organic potatoes under the Potandon brand for the first time this November. The new offering is under the Potandon logo introduced earlier this year.
Freshfields Farm doubles up on Taylor's Gold honor
Orlando-based Freshfields Farm more than doubled the number of Taylor’s Gold pears sold per store to clinch a second Pear Retailer of the Year honor from The Oppenheimer Group and ENZA Taylor’s Gold Pears.
Disney guests sample Chiquita Apple Bites
Chiquita Apple Bites were served at a Disney’s Hollywood Studios event featuring the Evil Queen who gave Snow White a poisoned apple.
Guests dressed as their favorite Disney movie scoundrels — others were Cruella De Vil, Maleficent and Hades — at the Aug. 23 “Villains Unleashed” event, where they sampled specialty treats and drinks.
The one-time event ended with a fireworks display.
Chiquita Brands International partners with Disney in various capacities. It is the exclusive supplier of branded bananas and salads to the Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line.
The company also sponsors two attractions: “Crush ‘n’ Gusher Water Thrill Ride,” themed to a tropical fruit processing center at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park; and “Living with the Land,” an Epcot attraction that takes guests into The Land Pavilion’s greenhouses to explore advances in agriculture.
CMI introduces Honeycrisp pouches
Columbia Marketing International has launched a pouch bag line for Queen Bee Honeycrisp apples. Tested earlier this fall, it’s expanded to nationwide distribution in response to retail demand, according to the company.
Bayer sponsors innovative grower award
Bayer CropScience wants to recognize a specialty crop grower who has used innovative thoughts, practices or technology to increase quality and yields, increase public access to produce or increase demand by promoting health benefits.