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 »

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 »