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C.H. Robinson sliced apples use regional sourcing

10/06/2009 2:56:00 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Striving to provide a snacking option that is not only quick and convenient, Minneapolis-based C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s new sliced apples combine regional sourcing and the trusted Mott’s brand. ... Full story

Food safety regulations will change industry, Brackett says

08/26/2014 7:38:00 AM
CHICAGO — The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration’s new food safety regulations aren’t the only changes facing fresh produce marketers, but the coming rules likely will be the most far-reaching, Robert Brackett believes. ... Full story

Fun times at QPMA 2014

08/27/2014 10:04:00 AM
The 67th annual Quebec Produce Marketing Association convention took place Aug. 21-23 at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Charlevoix, Quebec. Cyntia David covered the event for The Packer. ... Full story

Dole expands distribution of Salad Companions, organic blends

08/28/2014 11:06:00 AM
Dole Fresh Vegetables expects nationwide distribution of its Salad Companions, launched in June, by October. ... Full story

One Banana brand launched

08/27/2014 1:48:00 PM
Miami-based AgroAmerica has announced the launch of a new banana brand described as a family-owned, vertically-integrated operation. ... Full story

Greening establishes 'stronghold' in Texas groves

08/25/2014 12:10:00 AM
Citrus greening has spread in three Texas counties where oranges and red grapefruit are grown, establishing a “stronghold” in commercial groves and residential trees, according to Texas Citrus Mutual. ... Full story

Cilantro implicated again in cyclospora outbreak

08/29/2014 12:51:00 PM
The Mexican state of Puebla is for the second time in two years the source of fresh cilantro linked to a cyclospora outbreak in Texas, according to federal and state health officials. ... Full story

Test result on chicken prompts salad recall

08/25/2014 5:53:00 PM
Appa Fine Foods, Corona, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 92,657 pounds of cooked chicken Caesar salad kits distributed at Sam’s Club after Michigan officials reported two retail samples tested positive for listeria. ... Full story

First Look: Sprouts Cedar Park, TX

08/27/2014 1:57:00 PM
I took advantage of an offer from the new Sprouts Farmers Market in Cedar Park, Texas to come look and shop the night before grand opening. This new store, a ground-up build in the North Austin suburbs, opened August 27. They offered “tickets” to a preview sale, along with a 10% off coupon, for the first 1,000 Facebook fans who signed up. ... Full story

Giant Idaho potato truck returns

08/28/2014 7:27:00 PM
SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The Idaho Potato Commission has had a successful year of promoting Idaho potatoes with lots more in the works for the coming year — including the return of the iconic giant potato truck. ... Full story
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