Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

On May 25, the U.S. Senate voted 62 to 36 to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

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IFPA, United Members Approve Merger

Members of the United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association (United) and the International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) have voted in support of... continue reading »

Industry Groups Release Lettuce Safety Guidance Document

The International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA), Produce Marketing Association (PMA), United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association (United) and W... continue reading »

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance for the Safe Production of Fresh-Cut Produce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