It’s apt that as Earth Day (April 22) raised the awareness of sustainable packaging and alternatives to plastic, a trio of companies have been in strawberry fields testing a prototype cardboard clamshell.
South Carolina growers are promoting their crops to mid-Atlantic and Northeastern buyers as a seasonal alternative, a South Carolina Department of Agriculture representative told the crowd at Eastern Produce Council’s dinner meeting.
Growers Express, which sells cut vegetables under the Green Giant Fresh brand and has seen demand rise “significantly” over the past year for its Veggie Meal Bowls and its Fresh brand Little Gems lettuce hearts.
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has partnered with the Produce for Better Health Foundation and Dallas-based dietitian consultant Neva Cochran to educate consumers on the food safety steps growers take.
The number of people with salmonella linked to fresh-cut melons shipped by Caito Foods has increased, and the Food and Drug Administration has released a list of hundreds of retail outlets that received the products.
“Winter is coming?” With a tongue-in-cheek nod to the final “Game of Thrones” season, the California Avocado Commission is declaring that winter is over, which means it’s time for California hass avocados again.