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Lipman promotes new Florida fresh-cut facility

Lipman Family Farms has opened a new fresh-cut operation in Immokalee, Florida. Lipman planned to showcase the facility to produce industry people at its booth during the March 7-9 Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure trade... more »

Parasitic weeds threaten California processing tomatoes

From the sky, in laboratories and underground, University of California, Davis, researchers are working to detect, manage and fight a parasitic weed threatening the state’s processing tomato industry. At first glance, orobanche ramosa looks like... more »

Weather disrupts California processing tomato harvest

As California growers harvest this season’s processing tomato crop, there is concern that canneries could struggle to keep up with a backlog of fruit deliveries. Yolo County farmer Bruce Rominger, board chairman for the California... more »

McCain Foods invests $600 million in Canada facility

Frozen potato product giant McCain Foods is making a substantial investment in the size of its facility and output in Coaldale, Alberta. The $600 million CAD investment will double the size and workforce of its... more »

Tomra Processed Food promotes Slevin in North America

Sean Slevin is the new regional sales director of Tomra Processed Food, part of Tomra Food, in North America. This follows the appointment in 2021 of Michael Ehr as regional sales manager of Tomra Processed... more »

California processing tomato contracts up from last year

As of May 15, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 11.7 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2022. This production estimate is 4.1% lower than the January intentions forecast of... more »

Ontario growers might lose bargaining power

In February, Ontario’s Regulatory Registry listed proposed amendments by the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission to Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing-Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act to remove the provisions establishing negotiating agencies and... more »

Gills Onion converts waste into electricity

The international participants of the Onion Study Tour, organized by breeding company Hazera, visited onion processor Gills Onions on April 19. The Oxnard, California-based company produces no less than 500 tons of peeled and cut onion products for American... more »

2016 Global Cold Chain Expo registration opens

Registration is now open for the inaugural Global Cold Chain Expo, created in partnership with the Global Cold Chain Alliance and the United Fresh Produce Association. Hosted at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois June 20-22,... more »

Titan Farms expands with fruit, vegetable processing facility

Titan Farms, a peach grower on the east coast, announced its expansion into the fruit and vegetable processing landscape through a new processing facility. The new endeavor comes from uniting their passion for peaches and... more »

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