Church Bros. partner wins The Packer’s foodservice award

MONTEREY, Calif. – Tom Church, partner in Salinas-based Church Bros. LLC, has won The Packer’s 2014 Foodservice Achievement Award. ... Read More


New lettuce honors Tanimura

Tanimura & Antle has introduced a lettuce product — George T’s Special Colossal Romaine Heart — in honor of company co-founder George Tanimura, now in his 100th year. ... Read More


Mexico signs food safety statement with U.S.

It’s only two pages, but a document signed by U.S. and Mexican officials is being called a milestone in the pursuit of cooperative food safety efforts, especially for preventive practices and verification requirements for fresh produce. ... Read More


Mushroom meatballs served at hearing on school nutrition

Mushroom meatballs were among the items served at a recent U.S. Senate committee hearing on school nutrition. ... Read More


Fresno Food Expo offers fresh opportunities

FRESNO, Calif. — As the regional local product forager for Whole Foods, Harv Singh likes to attend the Fresno Food Expo, keeping his eyes and ears open for new trends. ... Read More


Good quality on San Diego tomatoes

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Summer tomato deals have started out of the San Diego area and Baja California, with both regions reporting good growing conditions and excellent quality. ... Read More

Tesco ousts CEO
After three years at the helm of Tesco PLC, the United Kingdom-based retail giant plans to replace its chief executive officer Phillip Clarke.
Sage Fruit, Spider-Man join forces
Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man began appearing nationwide in July on Sage Fruit Co. cherry pouch bags, as well as on retail display bins.


Four Seasons companies pay it forward
When a Pennsylvania wholesaler announced it would donate a portion of its profits from one week this summer to help fight hunger, its customers and suppliers stepped up to help pay it forward.
Colombians’ lawsuit against Chiquita dismissed
A lawsuit alleging Chiquita Brands International Inc. was liable for the deaths of thousands of Colombians during a civil war has been thrown out.


Rijk Zwaan demos lettuce
SALINAS, Calif. — Rijk Zwaan USA Inc. offered Salinas lettuce samples to grower-shippers and processors in mid-July as the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo neared.
Robinson Fresh, Cub Foods aim for melon display record
Robinson Fresh and Cub Foods are teaming up to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Fruit Display.
Produce companies sue ocean carrier because of cold chain issues
Eight produce companies have filed federal court cases this year seeking more than $280,000 from a New York City shipping company for failing to maintain correct refrigeration temperatures, the most recent involving avocados from Peru.
Sunlight International launching website
Sunlight International, progressive grower, packer and shipper of California table grapes, is gearing up for its busiest time of year, grape shipping season, by launching its new website,
Mann Packing expands Salinas facility
SALINAS, Calif. — Mann Packing Co. has opened a 25,000-square-foot cooler and warehouse in Salinas that aims to move trucks in and out faster.
Chile develops technology for asparagus shipments
In an effort to jump-start exports to the U.S. and other markets, Chilean agriculture officials have developed a new technology for shipping asparagus by boat.
Board focuses on processed mangoes
The National Mango Board plans a free Web seminar 4 p.m. EDT, July 31, at to give a closer look at the board’s programs and how importers of processed mango products may join the board.
BioSafe hires food safety rep
BioSafe Systems has hired Kip Dalpe as technical representative for its food safety and sanitation market departments.

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