Cultivar, a produce company based in Spain, has won first prize in the “Best Convenience Packaging” category of the World Food Innovation Awards. The jury praised the functionality and aesthetic appeal of the paper-based format, while noting the reduction of plastic.
Despite the pandemic, the produce supply chain held strong in 2020 with Canada receiving 49 per cent of American produce exports valued at $3.5 billion. The number is unchanged from 2019.
The Mosaic Company, a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, will collaborate with AgBiome, to discover, develop and launch novel biological approaches to enhancing soil fertility.
The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association will combine on January 1, 2022. The new association will be led jointly by Cathy Burns and Tom Stenzel throughout 2022. After that, Burns will become the sole CEO.
The Plant City, Florida grower of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries has expanded operations to Oxnard, California. The Frontera strawberry variety will be grown there.
While no specific type, brand or supplier of leafy greens was identified as the source of infection, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified the E. coli strain in a manure sample about a mile from the production site.
The crossing between Reynosa, Mexico and Pharr, Texas is expanding to accommodate $35 billion in trade and more in the years to come. It’s the number one crossing in the U.S for produce. More than 10 per cent of the crossings are in high-value berries.