Carrots remain a top contender in the vegetable category, in fact, the orange root maintained its place as the fourth most-popular vegetable.
Health officials say there is no conclusive evidence that food from Applebee’s restaurants in Minnesota is linked to an E. coli outbreak, but the restaurants have switched suppliers for some foods after temporarily removing some fresh produce items from menus.
Just in time to catch the back-to-school wave, Bolthouse Farms plans to launch in August a line of seven new products called Bolthouse Farms Kids line.
Vega Produce LLC, a grower-shipper and importer of Central American and Caribbean fruits and vegetables, is expanding into fresh-cut produce.
Ready Pac Foods Inc. is expanding its Bistro Bowl line with its first wrap- or tortilla products — six of them.
McKay TransCold and National Logistics and Cold Storage are about to open a 49,000-square-foot refrigerated facility in the Chicago area, a hub for an express boxcar service carrying produce from California.More Packer Stories for Carrots
Market Scope - Carrots — F.o.b.s as of July 14
KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (133-130-131) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 48 1-pound film bags in sacks medium-large mostly $12-12.40, 50-pound sacks loose jumbo $11.40-12, 25-pound sacks loose jumbo $5.70-6. Baby peeled 30 1-pound film bags $18-18.75. Organic film bags in sacks medium-large 48 1-pound, 24 2-pound and 10 5-pound mostly $24.35-26.70. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (35-35*-41) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices lower. 50-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $9. Quality variable. *revised
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