Tropical storm Julia affects imports of rambutan and papaya- General News
HLB Specialties, a major importer of rambutan and large papaya, is dealing with the effects of Tropical Storm Julia and its aftermath and informing clients that orders will most likely be affected.
FDA outlines strategy to ensure safety of imported produce- General News
There are unique challenges associated with the oversight of imported food. Global food supply chains are complex, with varying food safety systems and differing regulatory oversight among the more than 200 countries and territories exporting food to the U.S.
FDA initiative aims for safer imported produce- General News
Now the agency is detailing how the 2019 strategy for safeguarding imported food applies specifically to imported produce in the Activities for the Safety of Imported Produce.
Florida ag groups praise efforts to combat unfair trade practices- General News
On Sept. 8, 2022, a bipartisan group of Florida’s congressional delegation, led by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Al Lawson, filed a Section 301 petition on behalf of Florida’s fruit and vegetable producers.
LGS Specialty Sales’ summer citrus season starts soon- General News
LGS Specialty Sales, a leading importer of citrus, avocados, grapes, and persimmons, announces an update on its 2022 summer citrus season that will include fruit from Chile, Peru, Argentina, South Africa, and Uruguay.
Truck blockade ends, but Texas border crossing delays continue- General News
There have been some positive signs for improved produce truck crossings from Mexico through Texas border ports of entry, but major backups remain.
Trade groups criticize heightened Texas border crossing inspections- General News
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to strengthen border protections and inspections in response to the Biden Administration's plans to end pandemic emergency health orders that allowed federal officials to turn away migrants seeking asylum.
Chilean plum exports to U.S. rebound- General News
A coordinated effort involving the entire supply chain from Chilean growers, authorities and their U.S counterparts has allowed the Chilean industry to optimize the process of exporting Chilean fresh plums.
Oppy transitions to import apple and pear season- General News
Bringing top-quality import apples and pears from the world’s most sought-after production regions, Oppy, the leading grower, marketer and distributor of fruits and vegetables sets out to deliver the freshest crop to the North American market at just the right time.
Near-record import levels expected at U.S. ports as congestion continues- General News
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be at near-record levels this spring and summer as consumer demand and supply chain challenges continue to result in congestion, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.