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Peruvian Asparagus Importers’ Association announces new chairmen

- General News
At their board meeting, the Peruvian Asparagus Importers' Association (PAIA) announced their new cochairmen for 2024-2025

Newly-certified cold treatment facility to boost fresh produce imports through North Carolina Ports

- General News
This service will support the import of fresh produce like blueberries, grapes, apples, pears, and citrus through the Port of Wilmington.

Chilean blueberry supply to drop 13% from last season

- General News
Chilean blueberry supplies are forecast to drop to 76,500 tons this season as a result of rains and other climatic events

Chilean grape importers seek fumigation exemption

- General News
Importers are seeking a systems approach to imports of Chilean grapes, which will remove fumigation requirements.

Going Bananas at the Port of Hueneme’s 10th Annual Port Festival

- General News
Port of Hueneme, Oxnard, CA, celebrates 10th anniversary with festival celebrating banana, the port's largest single import.

PAIA releases 2022-23 Fresh Asparagus Report

- General News
The USDA statistics report that of total imported quantities for 2022, the US imported a decrease volume of 13% year over year which is down from 2021.

Produce imports up, exports stagnant

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Fresh fruit and vegetable imports continue to become more prominent in the American food supply, according to figures from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), while U.S. fruit and vegetable exports have remained stagnant over the past decade.

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.