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UPDATED: High strawberry prices won’t last

12/17/2014 10:42:00 AM
Robust strawberry markets should start to weaken as production ramps up in January from all three major growing areas. ... Full story

Higher Mexican production to bring tomato prices down

12/16/2014 3:47:00 PM
Tomato shippers reported lower prices as December progressed, though demand for some fruit remained very strong. ... Full story

Strawberry salesman Larry Scarborough dies

12/16/2014 3:11:00 PM
William “Larry” Scarborough, a longtime Florida and California strawberry salesman, died Dec. 8. ... Full story

Caramel apples linked to fatal listeria outbreak

12/19/2014 1:33:00 PM
Caramel apples have been linked to a listeria outbreak that has killed five people and sickened 28. ... Full story

ThePacker Podcast

04/17/2014 1:01:00 AM
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USDA restricts three PACA violators

12/12/2014 4:17:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards, according to a USDA news release. ... Full story

Ocean Mist hires marketing director from Tanimura & Antle

12/15/2014 4:29:00 PM
Castroville, Calif.-based Ocean Mist Farms has hired produce industry veteran Diana McClean as director of marketing, said Joe Feldman, vice president of sales and marketing. ... Full story

Salinas trade group adds marketing director

12/17/2014 12:57:00 PM
Marissa Ritter has joined the Salinas-based Grower-Shipper Association of Central California as director of marketing and communications, a new position. ... Full story

Industry groups applaud passage of spending bill

12/15/2014 2:05:00 PM
Congressional passage of the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill preserved fruit and vegetable standards for school meals and also eased some hours of service provisions for truck drivers. ... Full story

Giant Eagle recalls salads because of Del Monte sliced apples

12/12/2014 3:08:00 PM
Fresh-cut red gala apples recalled by Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. because of potential listeria contamination caused retailer Giant Eagle Inc. to issue its own recall of pistachio apple salad made with the suspect apple slices. ... Full story
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