Longtime Splendid Products partner JB Cutsinger has started a new business, International Citrus and Produce, in Burlingame, Calif.
South Africa’s ambassador to the U.S., Ebrahim Rasool, and his nation’s Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum hosted members of the U.S. Congress and other partners in the import business.
Springfield, Ill.-based produce distributor Tom Lange Co. has opened a citrus packinghouse in Porterville, Calif., as part of its Seven Seas Packers division.
Gilbert Papazian, longtime produce broker and former president of Burlingame, Calif.-based Lucky Strike Farms, died May 3. He was 83.
Virgil Rasmussen, a longtime partner in Ballantine Produce Co. Inc., died at his California home Nov. 18. He was 94. Sanger, Calif.-based Ballantine Produce closed in 2009 after 65 years in business.