The likelihood of a pluot purchase fell three percentage points from last year, putting purchase patterns even with Fresh Trends 2010. The fruit was the least purchased commodity of those studied in Fresh Trends 2013.
Wawona Packing Co. is expanding its July 19 stone fruit recall related to listeria, adding it hasn’t determined the source.
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.
(UPDATED COVERAGE, July 22) As a recall of stone fruit from Wawona Packing Co. expanded to Canada, the California company responded to consumers’ questions, explaining that an Australian importer’s discovery of minute levels of listeria on three peaches spurred the international recall.
Mountain View Fruit Sales, Reedley, Calif., is adding the Non-GMO Project Verified logo to packaging, its website and social media outlets.
An April 11 hailstorm seems certain to put a dent in California stone fruit production.
“One of our field men said it’s the worst hail he’s ever seen,” said John Thiesen, division manager Giumarra Bros. Fruit Co. division in Reedley, Calif. “It’s literally stripping leaves off the tree.”
The storm cut a swath through Hanford, Traver and Kingsburg.
Market Scope - Plums — F.o.b.s as of March 31
CHILE — Imports (38-19-24) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Carton two-layer tray pack angeleno 30s $24-26, 40-44s $22-24, 48-50s $20-22; larry anne 30s $22-24, 40-44s $20-22, 48-50s $18-20. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Carton two-layer tray pack angeleno 50s $24-26; friar 40s mostly $26, 50s $24-26, 60s $20-22; larry anne 40s $22-24, 50s $20-22, 60s $18-20. 9-kilogram containers loose angeleno 60s $22-24, 70s $20-22. Carton two-layer tray pack interspecific-type blue gusto 60s $20, 80s $16-18, 90s $16-18. Quality good.
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