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2021-07-23
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on four produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. These sanctions include suspending the businesses’ PACA licenses and barring the principal operators of the businesses from engaging in PACA-licensed business or other activities without approval from USDA. The following businesses and individuals are currently restricted from operating in the produce industry:
2021-07-23
Bashas’ and Food City supermarkets recently donated 11,520 pounds of Red Delicious apples — more than eight pallets — that were distributed to a dozen different food banks and local nonprofits throughout Arizona. The apple donations are all part of an annual Take a Bite Out of Hunger collaboration that Bashas’ and Food City have with FirstFruits, which is based in Washington state.
2021-07-23
Ocean Mist Farms, a leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., announced its 2021 scholarship recipients. Since 2018, the Ocean Mist Farms Academic Scholarship Program annually awards seven scholarships to recipients who demonstrate the guiding values of Ocean Mist Farms – integrity, quality, passion, and success – with $1,000 toward their college tuition.
2021-07-23
Climate change is a complex problem that has the world searching for solutions and, at a local level, consumers and intermediaries opting for products from industries that are transparent, verifiable and trustworthy regarding their manufacturing processes, production and distribution.
2021-07-23
KINGSTON, MA — The New England Produce Council celebrated the silver anniversary of its golf tournament Tuesday, July 20. About 135 golfers participated on a very hot and sunny day at the Indian Pond Country Club, here.
2021-07-23
BelleHarvest, one of Michigan’s oldest grower-owned distributor of fresh apples has acquired Michigan Fresh Marketing, one of the leading produce sales organizations in Michigan. The addition further diversifies their offerings and accelerates the company’s growth potential. The acquisition maximizes the respective strengths of both organizations and positions BelleHarvest to continue the growth trajectory realized after the past two years as a combined sales alliance.
2021-07-23
C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., an industry leader in supply chain solutions and wholesale grocery supply in the United States, has purchased Albertsons’ frozen service contract from Burris Logistics.
2021-07-23
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers in Memphis, TN, recently examined a shipment going from Mexico to east Texas manifested as “Regional Bread Roasted Peanuts Regional Dust Sweet Made of Corn." An x-ray revealed suspicious anomalies within the shipment. It was opened and found to contain bags of peanuts and other food preparation materials. CBPOs cracked open the peanuts and a white crystal substance was found concealed in the shells. A sample of the white crystal substance was tested and came back as methamphetamine.
2021-07-23
Latitude 36 Foods, a leader in portion-packed goods and salad condiment kits, has undergone a rebranding effort in response to exponential growth in its industry. With great expansion plans on the horizon, the company said its new logo reflects its commitment to independence and excellence.
2021-07-23
La Casa Del Aguacate (House of Avocado) has hired Rick Johnston as its vice president of sales.