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Banana veteran plans retirement

11/19/2014 11:56:00 AM
In 1977 Elvis died, Microsoft was born and Craig Mitchell began what would turn into a 37-year career with Chiquita Brands International Inc. ... Full story

Thanksgiving Twitter party for Produce Mom

11/17/2014 5:38:00 PM
The Produce Mom — Lori Taylor — and produce companies plan to host a Thanksgiving Twitter party Nov. 19 at 9 p.m. Eastern. ... Full story

Paramount Citrus opts for Smart Traxx Go

11/14/2014 2:50:00 PM
Grower-shipper Paramount Citrus is adding a real-time temperature and location tracking system from Locus Traxx to its operation to help ensure the safety and freshness of its fruit. ... Full story

UPDATED: Most Washington apples in before cold snap

11/14/2014 1:32:00 PM
A sudden drop in temperatures in Washington won’t likely have a big effect on this season’s apple crop, which is expected to set a volume record, but it could damage some fruit trees in the state. ... Full story

Wiggle room needed on sourcing GMO fruits and vegetables

11/20/2014 4:01:00 PM
This morning I saw a release land in my inbox that made me waver on the delete key. Don’t you find yourself in that command mode every morning, with a quick two-second evaluation for each unread e-mail before typically banishing it to the delete folder or, for the lucky few, saving it for further review? ... Full story

Mastronardi receives lifetime award

11/17/2014 10:43:00 AM
Mastronardi/SUNSET Produce chairman Don Mastronardi was honored at the Ontario Produce Marketing Association Gala with a Lifetime Achievement Award. ... Full story

Global hunger for Mexican avocados grows

11/18/2014 10:35:00 AM
The U.S. may be the primary objective for avocados exported out of Mexico, but there are plenty of other takers for Mexican product. ... Full story

FDA says you can’t have it both ways when it comes to food safety

11/21/2014 3:57:00 PM
Two of the things growers and shippers want to see in new federal food safety rules — flexibility and simplicity — are mutually exclusive according to officials from the Food and Drug Administration. ... Full story

UPDATED: USDA clears genetically modified potato from Simplot

11/07/2014 11:05:00 AM
Genetically modified potato varieties designed by the J.R. Simplot Co. for low-acrylamide potential and reduced black spot bruising have been cleared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. ... Full story

Eastern retail produce leader dies

11/14/2014 5:30:00 PM
Joe DeLorenzo, president of White Plains, N.Y.-based Alpha One Marketing Co./Krasdale Foods, died Nov. 12. He was 64. ... Full story
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