Apples

Cinnamon, not apples, focus of lead contamination recalls

Multiple companies involved in a recent cinnamon applesauce pouch recall confirm that cinnamon, not apples, are the source of contamination in their products. As seen on national news, there are now three companies who have... more »

Apples4Ed aids school healthy eating

The U.S. Apple Association is launching the 2023-24 version of the Apples4Ed grant program that promotes healthy eating in schools. The USApple charitable initiative supports healthy eating projects in public schools across the country. Five... more »

IFPA honors global tree fruit CEO in women’s award winner

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has named Raina Nelson, a well-known global tree fruit and produce industry figure, as the 2023 winner of the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Women’s Catalyst Award. Nelson is president/CEO of... more »

Michigan Fruit Ridge growers share strategies

Apple production techniques were shared at three orchards in the Fruit Ridge area near Conklin, Michigan, during the Michigan Pomesters’ 12th annual Ridgefest. Roger Umlor, co-owner of Umlor Orchards/Centennial Fruit, displayed a block of 15-year-old,... more »

BelleHarvest’s Michigan Fresh Brand expands beyond apples

BelleHarvest is celebrating the success of its local Michigan vegetable program. Additionally, BelleHarvest has hired Nick Teriaca as director of sales and procurement. Teriaca will play a key role in driving the program's growth plans,... more »

Stemilt showcases apples, pears at IFPA Show

Stemilt will feature unique and new varieties of apples and pears at the International Fresh Produce Association's Global Produce & Floral Show. The Global Produce & Floral Show is Oct. 19-21 in Anaheim, California. Setting... more »

Rice Fruit to showcase record Eastern apple crop at IFPA show

Rice Fruit Co. plans to showcase Eastern apples at this year’s IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show. The show is scheduled for Oct. 19-21 in Anaheim, California. The Gardners, Pennsylvania, Rice plans to Eastern spotlight... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits opens apple processing facility

British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits has opened an apple processing facility on 42.5 acres in Moses Lake, Washington. Ground was broken on the facility, which will process, slice and pack OSF’s Arctic apple products, in... more »

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