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Tailor Cut Produce of New Jersey, is recalling its Fruit luau, cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe and cut pineapple products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled fruit products were distributed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware between Nov. 15 and Dec. 1. The product comes in two/one-gallon cases with a date of production stamped on the side. The potential for contamination... Read more

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Corrugated clamshell an option for Ocean Mist organic artichokes
Come January, Ocean Mist Farms will be offering its organic artichokes in a couple of different two-count, environmentally friendly packs. Joe AngeloJoe Angelo, sales manager for the Castroville, CA-based firm, said retail customers will be able to choose between a corrugated clamshell and a handle bag, both of which are produced by Sambrailo Packaging Inc.... Read more

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Organics and social responsibility boost Borquez’ business
A century-old, fourth-generation Sonoran family business is now extending from being a grower to a fresh produce distributor. The family patriarch, Pablo Borquez, with his sons Sergio and Alvaro, has created Borquez Exports LLC, which is in Scottsdale, AZ. “The goal is to excel in our services to retailers,” Borquez told The Produce News. “We aim for a... Read more


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Produce industry veteran John Lazopoulos Jr. takes on new role with World Fresh Produce
On Dec. 5, World Fresh Produce Inc., headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, announced that John Lazopoulos Jr., a produce industry veteran, had joined the leading grower, importer and shipper as vice president of operations. Lazopoulos started his nearly 40-year career in the fresh produce industry... Read more