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Sunkist Growers, Taylor Partner in Fresh-Cut Fruit Venture

Two of the biggest names in fresh produce are teaming up to expand their presence in the fast-growing fresh-cut fruit category. Sunkist Growers, marke... continue reading »


Fresh Del Monte Stock Climbs at Reports of Sale

Shares of Fresh Del Monte Produce rose Friday after reports that the company is on the auction block and could sell for about $1.8 billion, according ... continue reading »


Chiquita to Consolidate Midwest Fresh-cut Fruit Processing Capacity

Chiquita Brands International announced Dec. 6 that it would close processing facilities in Manteno, Ill., and Kansas City, Mo., by February 2006 as p... continue reading »


Wendy’s Pulls Fresh Fruit From Menu

Wendy’s International pulled its fresh-cut fruit bowl off the menus of its 6,400 North American restaurants Nov. 1, because sales were lagging, a... continue reading »


FDA Issues Letter To California Lettuce Industry

The FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has issued a letter to California firms that grow, pack, process or ship fresh and fresh-cut lett... continue reading »


Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Voluntary Recall of Dole Packaged Salads

Dole Fresh Vegetables, a division of Dole Food Company, announced Oct. 1 that it is cooperating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Min... continue reading »


Prices Driving Higher To Transport Fresh-Cut

Like many industries, the produce and fresh-cut business has been hit hard lately by rising transportation costs and truck and driver shortages. Indus... continue reading »


Dole to Build Fresh-Vegetable Processing Plant in North Carolina

Mike Easley, governor of North Carolina, announced Aug. 2 that Bud Antle, an indirect subsidiary of Dole Food Company, would invest $54 million to bui... continue reading »


House Passes CAFTA in a 217-215 Vote


The CAFTA-DR free trade agreement passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 217-215 cliffhanger vote early today.

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Chiquita Completes Acquisition of Fresh Express

Chiquita Brands International has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Fresh Express unit of Performance Food Group, according to a c... continue reading »