Grapeman Farms Utilizes Hazel Tech to Help Ensure Premium Table Grape Quality

October 26, 2022 Hazel Technologies

Bakersfield, CA-based, Grapeman Farms (Grapeman) announces its partnership with Chicago-based shelf-life extension tech developer, Hazel Technologies. As a leading U.S. table grape grower with global import programs from Peru, Chile, and Mexico, Grapeman continues to uphold its reputation for consistent, year-round, delivery of quality fruit to the U.S.’ largest retailers.

USDA Proposes Additional Requirements for Imported Chilean Table Grapes

October 17, 2022 USDA APHIS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposes to revise the conditions under which table grapes from Chile may be imported into the United States.

ASOEX Table Grape Committee Announces Strategic Plan and its First Estimate for the 2022/23 Season

September 29, 2022 Chilean Fresh Fruit Association

The president of The Chilean Fruit Exporters Association, Iván Marambio, together with Ignacio Caballero, Coordinator of the Table Grape Committee and Director of Marketing of ASOEX, announced a strategic plan for the newly formed grape committee.  This is an important step in enhancing the competitiveness of Chile’s grape industry in international markets.

IFG Implores Chinese Retailers to Cease Selling Unauthorized Versions of Popular Grape Varieties

September 26, 2022 IFG

Authorized IFG grape varieties are only available in China through import.  Consequently, IFG CEO, Andy Higgins, is imploring retailers in China to only sell IFG grape varieties from a trusted importer as no IFG table grape varieties are currently grown domestically:

Egyptian Economic Courts Issue Injunctions Against Infringing Farms Producing Sun World’s MIDNIGHT BEAUTY Brand Table Grapes

September 21, 2022 Sun World

Three separate Egyptian courts have issued injunctions against four Egyptian growers and ordered court-appointed experts to collect samples and other evidence from the infringing farms where the experts found unauthorized Sugrathirteen variety grapevines. The three economic courts, located in Cairo, Alexandria and Tanta, affirmed the Egyptian plant variety rights (PVR) of the important American-bred black seedless grape variety, which is produced by several Egyptian growers without a license to do so.