Packer Stories

Positive salmonella test leads to cilantro recall


Shenandoah Growers Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 clamshells of cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination.

Colombia exporters to exhibit at PMA


Twenty-four Colombian exporters are scheduled to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention in October.

Be sure ‘pretty as a picture’ considers chill requirements


"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 taps VP


Shenandoah Growers, Harrisonburg, Va., has named Steve Wright vice president of sales and has added facilities in Georgia and Texas.

Urban Barns signs distribution deal, continues expansion


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 Nov. 17


ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (18-15-15) —

CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease below the 8 units shipped the week of Nov. 10. Trading moderate. Prices 30s higher, 60s generally unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $8.50-10, 30s mostly $6.95-8. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 7 units shipped the week of Nov. 10. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s $7.75-9.95, 30s mostly $5.75-6.75. 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 7-9-13, shipments AZ 2-8-10) — Movement expected to increase from Mexico and Arizona as more shippers begin the season. California shippers expected to begin harvest the week of Nov. 17. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $9.15-10, 30s mostly $6.35-7. Quality generally good.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (1-1-4) — Movement of cilantro expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly active at slightly lower prices. Prices slightly lower. Cartons bunched 60s $12-12.85. Quality generally good.


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