The Produce News – Today’s Headlines

  • Industry Viewpoint: For produce and food shippers, freight is great again, for now
    In the third quarter of 2019, it’s looking as though most of the chaos that formed the story of 2018 has subsided. That doesn’t mean it is business as usual. There are plenty of questions unanswered as it relates to how transportation and logistics will impact produce shippers in the immediate future — From the agricultural exemption for hours of service more clearly defined definitions for what constitutes a sufficiently “unprocessed agricultural commodity” to what ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-08-16
  • Industry Viewpoint: The future is bright for independent retailers
    The National Grocers Association has been the voice of the independent supermarket industry for nearly 40 years. Together, we have had the honor of working at NGA for over a decade. After an extensive national search, NGA’s board of directors announced that Greg Ferrara was selected as the new president and chief executive officer of NGA. On Sept. 1, I officially pass the baton to Greg and during this transition, we’d like to take the ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-08-16
  • Peruvian onions could be strong sellers at retail level
    While Vidalia onions have set the standard for sweet onions grown in the United States, it’s not the only place where they are coming from. Peru, which is about to harvest its onions for the 2019 season, is currently the second-largest supplier of onions to the U.S., with more than $50 million coming into the country in the last year — trailing only Mexico in imports. Peruvian onions will start arriving in August and last ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-08-16
  • As summer winds down, Giltner looks forward to uptick of trucking market
    A typical summer usually sees a tightening of the transportation market, as shippers across the country jockey for available trucks to haul their loads. This summer, however, has been anything but typical. “It’s been decades since I’ve seen the transportation market as slow as it is now,” said Mark Durfee, general manager of Giltner Inc., based in Twin Falls, ID. “With all the rains in California this summer, there was almost no season there. And ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-08-16
  • Mushroom Council extends blended burger reach with ‘Taste America’ tour sponsorship
    The Mushroom Council’s new sponsorship of the James Beard Foundation’s 2019-20 Taste America culinary pop-up series will take the blended burger to cities nationwide over the next several months for local tasting experiences.Chef Fiore Moletz, chef/owner of Burgh’ers Brewing in Pittsburgh. Now in its seventh year, Taste America is a 20-city culinary tour, giving food lovers across the country an opportunity to have a unique dining experience while learning more about the impact of their ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-08-16
  • Food Lion to expand grocery pick up next week
    Food Lion is expanding its “Food Lion To-Go" grocery pick up service to 25 additional stores beginning Aug. 19. The launch of this new, convenient service enables Food Lion to continue to deliver on its promise to ensure an easy, fresh and affordable grocery shopping experience, and it allows customers to order and pick up their groceries in as little as an hour. “We are so excited to expand this convenient service to more ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-08-16
  • United Fresh announces 2020 Convention Committee
    With a commitment to continue growing value for both exhibitors and attendees, four leaders from different segments across the industry have committed to co-chair the United Fresh 2020 Convention & Expo Committee. The event will take place June 16-19, 2020 in San Diego, CA. The 2020 Convention Committee co-chairs are Paul Kneeland, executive director of fresh foods for Gelson's Markets; Abby Prior, vice president of marketing for BrightFarms; Matt Roy, senior director of produce for ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-08-16
  • Changes Made to the Total Diet Study Website
    a log of changes made to the Total Diet Study (TDS) website. ... Read more
    Source: Food UpdatesPublished on 2019-08-15
  • FDA Provides Guidance for Industry to Convert Units of Measure for Certain Nutrients on Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels
    FDA released guidance providing step-by-step instructions on how to convert previous units of measure for folate, niacin, vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin E to the new units required on the updated Nutrition Facts labels. ... Read more
    Source: Food UpdatesPublished on 2019-08-15
  • Use of the Term Healthy on Food Labeling
    FDA has started a public process to redefine the "healthy" nutrient content claim for food labeling. ... Read more
    Source: Food UpdatesPublished on 2019-08-14