Shenandoah Growers Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 clamshells of cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination.
Twenty-four Colombian exporters are scheduled to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention in October.
"The stars — they’re beautiful, aren’t they?” — “Men in Black” I think of this movie line when I see a nice display of new red potatoes on a wet rack.
Shenandoah Growers, Harrisonburg, Va., has named Steve Wright vice president of sales and has added facilities in Georgia and Texas.
Fresh produce from greenhouse grower Urban Barns Foods will be supplied to up-scale restaurants in Quebec and Ontario under a memorandum of understanding with Canadian distributor Hector Larivee Inc.More Packer Stories for Herbs
Market Scope - Herbs — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 27
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (15-15-16) —
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 11 units shipped the week of Oct. 20. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $13.65-15.45, 30s mostly $9-10.45. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 5 units shipped the week of Oct. 20. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices 60s lower, 30s generally unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $11.75-12.75, 30s $7.75-9.95. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 4-5-7, shipments AZ 0-0-0*) — Movement expected to increase from Mexico and in Arizona as more shippers begin for the season. California shippers expected to begin harvest the week of Nov. 3. Unofficial prices cilantro cartons bunched 60s $10.35-11.35. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Nov. 10. *less than 50,000 pounds. FIRST REPORT.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Harvest of cilantro began the week of Oct. 27 and was expected to remain light and sporadic until the week of Nov. 3 when additional shippers were expected to be underway. Quality generally good. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Nov. 10.