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United, IFPA Announce Intent to Merge

The United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association (UFFVA) and the International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) announced Wednesday that they inte... continue reading »


United Farm Workers’ Contract Covers H-2A Workers

The United Farm Workers (UFW) and a key supplier of farm labor from foreign countries announced April 11 they have signed “the first nationwide u... continue reading »


House of Representatives Passes Food Labeling Bill

On March 9, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the National Uniformity for Food Act of 2005 (HR 4167) with a 283-139 vote.

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Produce Groups to Hold Lettuce Safety Meeting

On Wed., March 29, a number of produce industry associations – including the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), International Fresh-cut Produce... continue reading »


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 »


FDA Issues Draft Guidance for the Safe Production of Fresh-Cut Produce

To minimize microbial food safety hazards common to the processing of most fresh-cut fruits and vegetables sold to consumers in a ready-to-eat form, t... 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 »