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Indian River shipper not packing this season

11/19/2014 3:25:00 PM
Hogan & Sons Inc., an Indian River grapefruit grower-shipper, is not packing fruit this season, according to industry sources. ... Full story

Overpricing deflates Peruvian asparagus demand

11/19/2014 2:39:00 PM
Peruvian asparagus importers hope to bounce back from overpricing in November that led to low retail demand for Thanksgiving. ... Full story

New controlled atmosphere system can boost shelf life

11/17/2014 1:04:00 PM
A new tool is available to ocean shippers of fresh produce to help delay decay and lengthen shelf life while preserving quality and taste during long-distance transportation. ... Full story

USDA funds export promotions for 2015

11/20/2014 12:39:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $173 million in fiscal year 2015 funding for the Market Access Program and $26.7 million for the Foreign Market Development Program to more than 60 organizations. ... Full story

Consolidated Fruit Packers expands Canadian operation

11/20/2014 11:55:00 AM
The Star Group’s Consolidated Fruit Packers is planning a packing facility in Osoyoos, British Columbia. ... Full story

UPDATED: Houston firm recalls whole avocados

11/20/2014 11:14:00 AM
(UPDATED COVERAGE, 1:25 p.m.) Positive test results for salmonella contamination spurred Latin Specialties Inc., Houston, to recall 80 cases of whole avocados it received from Unity Groves Corp. in Florida. ... Full story

Corrugated goes from ‘wax on’ to ‘wax off’

11/19/2014 3:42:00 PM
The use of wax on corrugated cartons — which makes them unrecyclable — to ship fruits and vegetables has dropped greatly. ... Full story

Gourmet Trading Company adds to sales staff

11/18/2014 11:49:00 AM
Gourmet Trading Co,, Los Angeles, recently hired Paul Mortanian to its sales staff. ... Full story

USDA formula calculates 2015 fee increases

11/20/2014 12:47:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new formula to calculate fee increases for fruit and vegetable inspections and other Agricultural Marketing Service functions. ... Full story

Apple, pear losses mount in port gridlock

11/13/2014 12:00:00 PM
Fresh produce arrivals through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., have been delayed amid management claims that a labor slowdown has spread there from Seattle and Tacoma, Wash. ... Full story
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