Long-time Twin City produce companies H. Brooks & Co. and its affiliates, and J&J Distributing are being acquired and consolidated into a new company, known as New Harvest Foods, helmed by industry veteran Ron Carkoski.
AWG is bringing together its division operations, merchandising, and distribution and logistics functions in one supply chain unit for 2019, one of several changes the company expects to deliver more value to customers.
The Food and Drug Administration has released results of hot pepper and avocado pathogen testing under a program that shines a spotlight on select fruits and vegetables to examine possible food safety issues.
Weather issues have blown through production areas of Texas and Mexico, but suppliers for the 2018-19 Tex-Mex winter deal say they anticipate full volumes, once the deal starts to peak for most items in December.
After sanctioning Tustin, Calif.-based Sarita Ranch Provission Inc. in March, the USDA has now filed an administrative complaint under the PACA alleging a much larger amount owed produce sellers.