Vegetable growers of red and green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, cauliflower and broccolini, among other crops, is feeling a ripple effect from last year’s multistate E. coli outbreaks and subsequent recalls.
Orange production in Florida has been dwindling for years thanks to the scourge of the Asian citrus psyllid. Last year, the industry also suffered a blow from Hurricane Irma. But there's a hint of optimism this year.
Retailers, suppliers and others in the Northern California produce industry continue to find that the Anaheim, Calif.-based Fresh Produce & Floral Council plays an important role in the region’s produce industry.
San Francisco-based CDS Distributing Inc. will have a significant increase in volume of Smitten variety apples this season, as the company marks its 40th year in business, said Jan Garrett, vice president of marketing.