US FDA finds no salmonella outbreak source at D

first_img U.S.: FDA finds no salmonella outbreak source at D … You might also be interested in February 19 , 2019 “As we enter 2019, we continue to focus sharply on implementing our operating strategies, and taking aggressive action to transform our Company to meet consumer demand for healthy and convenient food products.”The drop in net sales of bananas – down 4% year-on-year to US$1.7 billion – was primarily due to lower sales volume in the Middle East and Europe, along with lower selling prices in Europe, partially offset by higher selling prices in the Middle East and North America. Worldwide banana pricing increased by 3% per unit, while the company’s unit costs were 5% higher and its total volume was 7% lower.In Del Monte’s ‘other fresh produce’ segment, net sales increased by 22% year-on-year to US$2.44 billion thanks largely to increased sales volume in the fresh-cut fruit and vegetable businesses, as well as increased sales volume and selling prices in the vegetables product line thanks to the acquisition of Mann Packing.Within the segment, net sales of gold pineapple decreased 1% to US$487.9 million, while volume rose 2%, pricing decreased 3% and unit cost was 5% higher. Net sales of avocados increased 5% to US$329.2 million, with volume up 33%, pricing down 21% and unit cost was 23% lower.Meanwhile, net sales of fresh-cut fruit increased 3% to US$510.6 million, while volume grew 2%, pricing increased 1% and unit cost was 1% higher. Volume of fresh-cut vegetables increased four-fold, with net sales rising to US$433.2 million, while pricing decreased 21% and unit cost was 23% lower. FDA inspects Del Monte facility after vegetable tr … last_img

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