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Shuman Produce buys former Plantation Sweets land, facilities

Reidsville, Ga.-based Shuman Produce purchased the Vidalia onion operation that previously belonged to Plantation Sweets April 26. Reidsville, Ga.-based Shuman Produce purchased the Vidalia onion operation that previously belonged to Plantation Sweets April 26.

McEntire Produce debuts Southern Sautés

Columbia, S.C.-based McEntire Produce has introduced Southern Sautés, chopped vegetable kits with sauces. Columbia, S.C.-based McEntire Produce has introduced Southern Sautés, chopped vegetable kits with sauces.

Viva Fresh Booths No. 3

Retail editor Pamela Riemenschneider collected these news items on the show floor at Viva Fresh Produce Expo on April 22 in Austin, Texas.

‘Ugly’ still of interest at Viva Fresh

AUSTIN, Texas — Momentum around selling off-spec fresh produce items has been building for a while, and two companies at Viva Fresh Produce Expo planned to get involved or continue to be involved in that space. AUSTIN, Texas — Momentum...Show More Summary

Service First Logistics to host golf charity event

Service First Logistics is hosting its second annual charity golf event, with proceeds for the The Redwood Rehabilitation Center. Service First Logistics is hosting its second annual charity golf event, with proceeds for the The Redwood Rehabilitation Center.

Mexico aims for sustainability

The International Fruit and Vegetables Alliance for Social Responsibility continues to try to improving working conditions and wages for Mexico’s agricultural employees through new partnerships and the creation of its first international...Show More Summary

Veg noodles featured at Viva Fresh

AUSTIN, Texas — As fresh-cut continues to be a focus for produce companies, so do vegetable noodles. AUSTIN, Texas — As fresh-cut continues to be a focus for produce companies, so do vegetable noodles.

Rico Farms creates new program

Organic grower Rico Farms has started an innovative program focused on creating changes in its farmworkers’ lives. Organic grower Rico Farms has started an innovative program focused on creating changes in its farmworkers’ lives.

N.J. Food Council sets trade relations conference

The New Jersey Food Council announced Chris Lane, executive vice president for Wakefern Food Corp., will present the keynote address during the 2017 trade relations conference. The New Jersey Food Council announced Chris Lane, executive vice president for Wakefern Food Corp., will present the keynote address during the 2017 trade relations conference.

MountainKing announces grilling promotion

Houston-based MountainKing Potatoes is bringing back a summertime promotion focused on grilling. Houston-based MountainKing Potatoes is bringing back a summertime promotion focused on grilling.

Ag support group schedules luncheon

The 10th annual Down To Earth Women luncheon will be Thursday, May 11 at Driscoll’s Rancho Corralitos in Watsonville, Calif. The 10th annual Down To Earth Women luncheon will be Thursday, May 11 at Driscoll’s Rancho Corralitos in Watsonville, Calif.

Making a case for NAFTA at Viva Fresh

AUSTIN, Texas — Representatives from the three NAFTA countries made their case for the importance of free trade, and no doubt the Viva Fresh audience was receptive. Those expecting fireworks at the Viva Fresh Produce Expo workshop April 21 got more of an advocacy position on free trade. Show More Summary

RubyFrost apples finish their seaso

Crunch Time Apple Growers’ RubyFrost apples have ended their season on retail shelves, selling out of the last of the 2016 harvest. Crunch Time Apple Growers’ RubyFrost apples have ended their season on retail shelves, selling out of the last of the 2016 harvest.

Sakata Seed America celebrates 40 years

Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Sakata Seed America celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year. Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Sakata Seed America celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year.

Sambrailo Packaging debuts ReadyCycle

Watsonville, Calif.-based Sambrailo Packaging has a new product line, ReadyCycle, that can be pre-printed and is 100% recyclable. Watsonville, Calif.-based Sambrailo Packaging has a new product line, ReadyCycle, that can be pre-printed and is 100% recyclable.

Viva Fresh honors professor for produce consumption efforts

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas International Produce Association honored a professor who has as much or more passion for fresh produce than many in the industry.   It gave the third annual Healthy Living Award to Dr. Bhimu Patil, professor...Show More Summary

FDA says Australian food safety system comparable to U.S.

The Food and Drug Administration has recognized Australia as having a food safety system comparable to that of the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration has recognized Australia as having a food safety system comparable to that of the U.S.

ALRB rules against Gerawan, for union

A long-running dispute between Fresno, Calif.-based Gerawan Farming and the United Farm Workers union has taken another twist, with the Agricultural Labor Relations Board ruling that Gerawan engaged in bad faith bargaining with the union...Show More Summary

Send us your nomination for Canadian Produce Person of the Year 2017

You still have time to send us your nomination for the prestigious Canadian Produce Person of the Year for 2017. It will be presented by The Packer’s VP of Produce Shannon Shuman at the Thursday, May 11 annual banquet at the Canadian...Show More Summary

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