Sep 19, 2018 by Chris Koger
Sales of table stock potatoes in the 2017-18 season totaled 107 million cwt., a 6% drop from the previous year, but the national average price-per-cwt. rose $1.13, to $11.73, according to the USDA.
FDA officials looking into the source of the cyclospora in McDonald’s salads found two samples of U.S.-grown romaine with the parasites, although they weren’t connected to the outbreak attributed to the salads.
Polymer Logistics, Tampa, Fla., has hired Eric Biddiscombe as the company’s Country Manager of Canada.
US Foods gave Mann Packing its annual Produce Supplier of the Year Award, calling the company a leader in innovation.
Black Gold Farms has started harvesting red and yellow potatoes in the Red River Valley.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is reducing regulations involving the approval of new imports of fresh fruits and vegetables into the U.S.
The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is launching the Women’s Leadership Invitational during its 50th fall convention, featuring women who inspire and lead the way in the produce industry.