The Produce News – Today’s Headlines

  • RealSweet winter on tap for Shuman Farms
    Shuman Farms is doing its part to make the long, cold winter months a little bit sweeter. Since 1998, Shuman Farms has been importing Peruvian sweet onions into the United States and has grown to be the largest grower and importer of Peruvian sweet onions, which it markets under the RealSweet brand name. “We are now heavily invested in the region with a full-time staff and infrastructure to support our program,” said John Shuman, president ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-10-12
  • In the Trenches: Increasing apple varieties a merchandising challenge
    There’s a children’s book entitled, Apples Here, Apples There, Apples, Apples Everywhere. It covers facts about Johnny Appleseed, the apple life cycle, farming and harvesting. It also mentions several varieties such as Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady and Golden Delicious. I find it interesting that children in the first and second grade can learn about apple varieties so early. More interesting is the fact that from now until the time they grow ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-10-11
  • 50 new stores to launch Food Lion service
    Food Lion is continuing to increase the availability of its Food Lion To-Go grocery pick up service at 50 stores in Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia beginning Oct. 14. 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 ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-10-11
  • J&D Produce’s HoneySweet onions to debut at the World Food Championships
    HoneySweet Onions are the Official Infusion Ingredient for the Burger Championship at the eighth Annual World Food Championships located at the Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas Oct. 16-20.    The WFC has 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams.  Since its debut in 2012, WFC has given birth to 30 TV food stars, awarded more than $1.8 million in prize money, garnered more than 6.9 billion media impressions, and connected 150-plus food brands with food ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-10-11
  • Initial crop estimate brings solid news for Florida citrus
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its initial estimate Oct. 10 of the 2019-20 Florida orange crop, which, at 74 million boxes, is a 3.4 percent increase from last year's final tally. The USDA forecast 2019-20 Valencias at 42 million boxes and early/mid-season varieties at 32 million boxes.  "This incremental increase is good news for the industry as we continue to recover from Hurricane Irma and the devastating effects of citrus greening," said Michael W. ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-10-11
  • OGS educational sessions to explore sustainability reporting, organic plant health
    A pair of educational sessions focused on the future of organic plant health and an examination of how to effectively promote sustainability reporting have been announced as part of the 2019 Organic Grower Summit educational program, slated for Dec. 4-5 in Monterey, CA. The two newly announced education sessions are part of an extensive OGS educational program designed to inform and engage organic growers, farmers and producers, and their service and supply chain partners. The third ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-10-11
  • Target’s chief merchant resigns
    Target's chief merchant, Mark Tritton, has resigned from the company. With this departure, Christina Hennington and Jill Sando, two Target executives with deep expertise and nearly 40 years of combined experience with the company, will assume interim leadership of the retailer’s merchandising organization. In January 2019, Target named both Hennington and Sando senior vice presidents and general merchandising managers, reflecting their expanded responsibilities with the company. During this interim period, Hennington and Sando will ... Read more
    Source: The Produce News – Latest HeadlinesPublished on 2019-10-11
  • Update: Recall of Frozen Cookie Dough Products Due to Allergen Health Risk is Expanded to Include Additional Lot Codes
    California New Foods has expanded its voluntary recall of frozen cookie dough products due to a lack of labeling that addresses the potential for the products to contain peanut and walnut allergens. ... Read more
    Source: Food SafetyPublished on 2019-10-10
  • Fisherman’s Pride Processors Issues Recall of Shrimp Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Milk and Soy Allergens
    Fisherman’s Pride Processors Inc. of Vernon, CA is recalling 100 bags of Schwan’s Brand “Garlic Herb Shrimp” with date code 4A924608xx-B1 due to undeclared milk and soy. ... Read more
    Source: Food SafetyPublished on 2019-10-10
  • UNFI Voluntarily Recalls Arla Apetina Marinated Feta & Olives in Oil, Pitted Because of Possible Health Risk
    The product requires refrigeration to ensure food safety and we have learned that some product distributed to retail customers from 2 UNFI distribution centers may have been exposed to temperatures above refrigeration during storage and/or distribution by UNFI’S customers. ... Read more
    Source: Food SafetyPublished on 2019-10-10