J.E. Russell Produce Ltd. has hired Mike Pirri, a 21-year veteran of the produce industry with experience in wholesale and retail, to head up a new melon and grape program, said Hutch Morton, senior vice president.
Like produce buyers everywhere, those who do business at the Ontario Food Terminal in Toronto are seeking out organic fruits and vegetables every day, and many suppliers are going to great lengths to meet their needs.
There were fears last summer that a review conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs might recommend a new location for the largest wholesale produce distribution center in Canada.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding observers of All Souls Day that some agricultural items used in holiday decorations are prohibited in the U.S. due to pest and plant diseases, including HLB.
U.S. importers of European citrus will soon have to pay an additional 25% tariff after the World Trade Organization sided with the U.S. in its dispute with the European Union over illegal subsidies to Airbus.