Ocean Mist Farms Announces Promotable Artichoke Volumes Available For Thanksgiving Holiday

October 21, 2021 Ocean Mist Farms

Ocean Mist Farms is seeing exceptional volume and quality from their Oxnard, CA growing region just in time for Thanksgiving orders.

Colombia Avocado Board Elects New Officers to Two-Year Term

October 21, 2021 Colombia Avocado Board

 In September, the nine-member Colombia Avocado Board (CAB) elected four new officers to Board of Directors, serving a two-year term from 2021 through 2023.  Pedro Aguilar of Westfalia Colombia will serve as Chairman, and Ricardo Uribe of Cartama will serve as Vice-Chairman.  Serving as Secretary is Jorge Restrepo of Corpohass, and serving as Treasurer will be Kellen Newhouse of WestPak Avocados.  The newly elected officers, together with other members of the CAB, will be instrumental in helping cultivate new consumers of Colombian avocados in the United States.

Hazel Tech Launches Food Waste Solution for Calavo Hawaiian Papayas

October 21, 2021 Hazel Technologies

Hazel Technologies Inc.®, a USDA-supported technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and combat food waste, announces a partnership with Calavo Growers Inc. (Nasdaq: CVGW), one of the leading grower-shippers of fresh Hawaiian papaya, tomato, and Hass avocado in the world.

FY 2019 Pesticide Report: Consistent with Trends Over the Past 8 Years, Pesticide Residue Levels Remain Low

October 21, 2021 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for FY 2019. We tested for 812 pesticides and industrial chemicals across 4,692 total samples and the majority of samples had pesticide residues below the limits (known as “tolerances”) set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These results are consistent with the trend of low levels of pesticide residue violations over the past 8 years.

Bobalu Berries Expands Sales Team

October 21, 2021 Bobalu Berries

Bobby and RC Jones, Managing Partners of Bobalu Berries announced a new addition to their sales team as they continue to position the company on a growth track.  Ryan Baird has joined the existing sales team led by Anthony Gallino, VP of Sales.