The Produce News – Today’s Headlines

  • Eating out, taking out, picking up and eating in: Growth expected for foodservice at retail
    Restaurants are expanding online ordering and curbside pickup, while convenience stores are stocking fresh produce for busy and health-minded consumers. Driving these changes are millennial shoppers. According to Nielsen, millennials make up 26 percent of shopping households and are the future front-runners in generational spending power. The millennial shopper is now nearing 40 years of age and spends more per shopping trip than any other generation as they buy for their growing families. They are ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-06-21
  • FDA Investigation of Shigella Illnesses Linked to Imported Raw Oysters
    Consumers should not purchase oysters marketed as being harvested from Estero El Cardon, in Baja California Sur, Mexico from restaurants. ... Read more
    Source: Food UpdatesPublished on 2019-06-21
  • FDA Investigated Shigella Illnesses Linked to Imported Raw Oysters
    Consumers should not purchase oysters marketed as being harvested from Estero El Cardon, in Baja California Sur, Mexico from restaurants. ... Read more
    Source: Food UpdatesPublished on 2019-06-21
  • Sprouts names new CEO
    Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. announced that Jack L. Sinclair has been appointed as the company’s chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors, effective June 24. “We are extremely excited to have Jack Sinclair as our new chief executive officer following a thorough search and selection process by the board of directors,” said Joseph Fortunato, chairman of the board of Sprouts Farmers Market. “Jack is a proven chief executive officer with an ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-06-21
  • Industry Viewpoint: How food marketers can leverage locally grown produce
    It’s summertime, the living is easy — and so is the opportunity to merchandise locally grown, in-season produce. Now that growing and harvesting season is in full swing across most of the country, the time is ripe to leverage fruits and vegetables sourced from nearby farms and orchards outside of perennial growing areas like California, Arizona and Florida. Many of those products are a natural part of summer: Independence Day is just as synonymous with ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-06-21
  • Bee Sweet Citrus shipping domestic and imported citrus
    True to its no-gap policy, Bee Sweet Citrus is still rolling out a handful of domestic citrus varieties while the company's imported product begins to trickle in. "While our imported product has already begun to make an appearance, our team still has domestic Navels, lemons and grapefruit available for our consumers," said Bee Sweet Citrus Sales Representative Joe Berberian. "This last bit of product guarantees that our customers will continue to have access to several ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-06-21
  • Safe Food Handling
    A Food Facts on Safe Food Handling from CFSAN to consumers. ... Read more
    Source: Food UpdatesPublished on 2019-06-21
  • Walmart to pay $282.7 million to settle criminal investigation
    Walmart has entered into a global settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission that resolves a more than seven-year investigation into the company’s compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Through the settlements, Walmart has agreed to a combined payment of $282.7 million. These agreements relate to Walmart’s anti-corruption internal controls in Brazil, Mexico, India and China prior to April 2011. Since then Walmart, under the direction ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-06-21
  • NWPB announces registered dietitian toolkit
    The National Watermelon Promotion Board announced a newly developed “Wide World of Watermelon Registered Dietitian Toolkit.” The toolkit offers resources tailored for specific RD practice areas including media and communications, school nutrition, retail and supermarket, sports dietetics, private practice and foodservice. “Dietitians are trained in nutrition science and fundamentally know that watermelon is a healthy choice. The toolkit goes beyond nutrition to package information and ideas that practicing RDs can implement in a variety of ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-06-20
  • Safety of Food and Animal Food Crops Affected by Hurricanes, Flooding, and Power Outages
    Hurricanes, floods, and power outages may have lingering and potentially hazardous public health impacts on grain and vegetable crops, as well as food manufacturing facilities, food warehouses, and food transporters. ... Read more
    Source: Food UpdatesPublished on 2019-06-20