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Del Monte Fresh adds Canadian fresh-cut facility


Del Monte Fresh Produce has added a fresh-cut facility to its new Canadian distribution center.

UPDATED: Fresh Del Monte reports strong third quarter


(UPDATED CONTENT 11:53 a.m.) Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. posted a net sales increase of 3% and a gross profit increase of almost 40% for the third quarter this year compared to its performance in 2013.

Naturipe pushes 1-pound blueberry pack as standard


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Naturipe Farms LLC, Salinas, hopes to move the blueberry industry toward using a 1-pound clamshell as its base pack, similar to the way the strawberry industry moved out of pint baskets to 1-pounders several years ago.

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.

Fresh produce products included in SunBurst recall


Several fresh produce items are among more than 130 products under recall by SunBurst Foods, Goldsboro, N.C., because of possible listeria contamination.

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