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Del Monte recalls vegetable trays amid Cyclospora outbreak

The recalled products were distributed to several retailers across six states.
June 18 , 2018

Argentine pome fruit exports recover from downward trend

Argentine apple and pear exports from January through April managed to notch a year-on-year increase, bucking a downward trend that both had been on for four years.
June 18 , 2018

Colombia boosts 2018 avocado export forecast

Shipments from January through April were up nearly three-fold year-on-year.
June 18 , 2018

South Africa: DAFF clarifies U.S. citrus rule not yet final

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries had said earlier this week that a U.S. rule allowing citrus imports from CBS areas in South Africa had been published, but on Friday it said that the rule was not yet final.
June 15 , 2018

Maersk closes Chilean container factory after just three years

The company attributed the decision to an overproduction of containers in the world and ongoing difficulties with producing them in Chile.
June 15 , 2018
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State of the Market - Week 23, 2018 The opening prices of Chilean lemons in the U.S. market were not as attractive as last year, although in Japan they were higher.

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U.S.: 2018 cherry crop forecast down by a quarter With Washington, California and Oregon all forecast with lower crops, Michigan is the only top-four production state expecting an increase.

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Italian summer fruit season challenged by ongoing weather problems Some stonefruit categories are expected to be down by 20-40% this year, but the table grape crop looks set to come in slightly larger than the previous season.

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U.K. MPs to grill Asda, Sainsbury's CEOs over proposed merger “My committee is holding this session to investigate how the biggest potential shake-up of the grocery market in recent years could affect British farmers and suppliers, as well as consumers.”

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U.S.: Northwest pear production recovers The Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) says the increase follows an "unusually small crop" last year, and will be equal to the five-year average.

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U.K.: Tesco to sell green South African lemons amid low Spanish supplies The retailer said that another reason behind its lifting of color quality specifications was to help cut down on food waste in the home by to an extra two days shelf life.

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