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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 »


IFPA Hires New VP for Technical Services

The International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) has hired David Gombas as its new vice president for technical services.

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Bolthouse Farms For Sale at Auction

The family-owned carrot empire, William Bolthouse Farms Inc. of Bakersfield, Calif., has “put itself up for auction” and is listed on the In... continue reading »


Ready Pac Announces Plant Consolidation

Ready Pac has announced it will be shutting down production in its Spreckels, Calif. facility, the smaller of the Salinas facilities that it acquired ... continue reading »