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  1. United Fresh 2015 New Products and NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | Packer

    SUNSET: Nancy Pickersgill, marketing coordinator for Mastronardi Produce Ltd., Kingsville, Ontario, says the company is celebrating the Campari Tomato 20th anniversary with a sweepstakes offering a grand prize of a trip for two to Tuscany. Retailers can participate in the contest with print ad support, rebates, specially marked packages, merchandising materials, coupons, demos and weekly prizes for customers.

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  2. United Fresh sets 2015 Fresh Impact ToursRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Packer

    Sixteen town hall meetings in eight U.S. states and in Ontario, Canada have been scheduled between February and September as part of the United Fresh 2015 Fresh Impact Tours . United Fresh Produce Association president and chief executive officer Tom Stenzel and members of the association's executive staff will host the town hall meetings at members' farms, packinghouses, distribution centers and retail stores, according to a news release.

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  3. United Fresh sets 2015 Fresh Impact ToursRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Packer

    Sixteen town hall meetings in eight U.S. states and in Ontario, Canada have been scheduled between February and September as part of the United Fresh 2015 Fresh Impact Tours . United Fresh Produce Association president and chief executive officer Tom Stenzel and members of the association's executive staff will host the town hall meetings at members' farms, packinghouses, distribution centers and retail stores, according to a news release.

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  4. FPAA, brokers association donate salad barRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Packer

    The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and the Nogales U.S. Custom Brokers Association have donated a salad bar to a Rio Rico, Ariz., school. Officials from Nogales, Ariz.-based FPAA joined school representatives and Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva for the donation to San Cayetano Elementary School Feb. 17, according to a news release.

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  5. Wal-Mart requiring suppliers to - certify' working conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Packer

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reiterating its three-pronged "responsible sourcing" program in the wake of a Los Angeles Times series about farm laborers' working and living conditions in Mexico. The Little Rock, Ark.-based retailer outlined its plan in mid-February.

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  6. Mexico/U.S. social responsibility group meetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Packer

    The International Fruit and Vegetable Alliance for Social Responsibility, known in Mexico as AHIFORES, met Feb. 11 in Mexico City, according to a news release. Mexico's secretary of agriculture, Enrique Martinez y Martinez, hosted the group, which consists of fresh produce industry members from both Mexico and the U.S. At the meeting, Martinez named his under secretary, Jesus Aguilar, as his liaison to the organization.

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  7. Telling Mexico's storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Packer

    The series of articles in the Los Angeles Times highlighting abuses of workers in Mexican produce fields shook the industry. But officials and importers I talked to recently in Nogales, Ariz., said that after a few weeks of fielding a lot of calls from worried retailers, things have settled down.

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  8. Wholesum Family Farms adopts Linkfresh management systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Packer

    Nogales, Ariz.-based organic fruit and vegetable supplier Wholesum Family Farms Inc. is installing Linkfresh Inc.'s supply chain enterprise resource planning solution designed for the fresh food industry. "The deployment of the Linkfresh ERP solution is part of an ongoing initiative to establish common practices, standards and systems throughout the business," Ricardo Crisantes, Wholesum vice president, said in Linkfresh news release.

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  9. Sunny Valley Organics loses PACA licenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Packer

    Sunny Valley Organics Inc. has acknowledged having underreported sales prices and committed other violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. Nogales, Ariz.-based Sunny Valley Organics consented to a U.S. Department of Agriculture finding on the violations and the revocation of its PACA license, according to a news release.

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  10. FPAA seeks faster border crossingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Packer

    Now that improvements to the Nogales port of entry have been completed, the Nogales, Ariz.-based Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is focused on making it easier for trucks to get to Nogales and Rio Rico distributors once they enter the U.S. The association is lobbying state and federal officals to fund construction of a "flyover" bypass that would allow trucks to get from the border to Interstate 19 without running into any traffic lights or making the steep climb onto the highway from Mariposa Road, said Lance Jungmeyer, FPAA president. "The challenge now is connecting the port to the businesses," many of which are just off of I-19, Jungmeyer said.

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  11. Mexican watermelons scarce until late February or MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Packer

    Cool weather has slowed watermelon production in Mexico, and volumes won't likely start to ramp up until late February or March. By the second half of January, early winter production out of Mexico had passed its peak, and Warren Produce LLC, McAllen, Texas, was waiting for the second deal of the season to begin, said Jimmy Henderson, owner.

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  12. Nogales veteran Alberto Maldonado diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Packer

    Alberto Maldonado, general manager of Apache Produce Imports LLC and a former chairman of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, died Jan. 17. He was 81. Maldonado worked at Nogales, Ariz.-based Apache until shortly before his death, according to a news release from the Nogales-based association. Maldonado began his career in the produce industry in 1957 with CAB Produce Co.

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  13. West Mexico produce food safety record exemplaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Packer

    If there was a time when buyers for major supermarket chains had any qualms about the safety of Mexican-grown fruits and vegetables, those days are over. "They realize Mexico has done a terrific job of being at or above the standard for the industry," said Gil Munguia, division manager, Nogales for The Giumarra Cos., Rio Rico, Ariz.

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  14. Tight offshore melon supplies bring high pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Packer

    Weather-related production problems have pushed melon prices to abnormally high levels and sent Mexican and Central American watermelon prices to up to 50 cents a pound. Weather-related production problems have pushed melon prices to abnormally high levels and sent Mexican and Central American watermelon prices to up to 50 cents a pound.

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  15. 6. FDA works on FSMARead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2014 | Packer

    The journey to establishing universal food safety rules is an issue The Packer has covered diligently in recent years, and 2014 provided plenty more winding roads. How the Food and Drug Administration will ultimately define a raw agricultural commodity or the role audits play in the Foreign Supplier Verification Program are among the issues prompting an industry request for additional review of food safety rules.

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  16. Organic industry challenges claims in certification reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Packer

    Organic grower-shippers and industry officials challenge claims made in a Wall Street Journal report on organic food certifiers that finds problems with the certification of organic crops and livestock. The report, published in the paper's Dec. 9 edition, cites a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Program study which found that 23 of 37 certifying agents that had a complete review in 2014 failed to correctly enforce certification requirements on farms in their audits, and that 19 agents received noncompliance citations for accreditation.

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  17. Telling the story of Mexican produce takes on new dimensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Packer

    The second in the four-part Los Angeles Times series on farm labor in Mexico was published today, and it examines the plight of two workers at a labor camp for Bioparques de Occidente, a grower that at least one time supplied several large supermarkets, including Wal-Mart and other major supermarket chains. Escape was tempting but risky.

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  18. LA Times begins series on farm worker conditions in MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Packer

    Typical news about the weather and start dates for the just-beginning winter vegetable season in Mexico has been pushed aside by a Los Angeles Times investigative report charging that some Mexican vegetable growers have violated basic worker protection standards and U.S. companies have done little to hold them accountable. The first of a four-part series on working conditions on Mexican farms was published by The Los Angeles Times Dec. 7, focusing on the poor state of worker welfare at selected vegetable farms in Sinaloa.

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