Monthly Archives: October 2011

PTI labels

Brooks Tropicals now has Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) labels available for Caribbean Red papayas, SlimCado avocados and starfruit. The Produce Traceability Initiative is an industry-led effort to enhance traceability throughout the entire produce supply chain. PTI labels track produce from … Continue reading


PMA highlights – Brooks announces PTI labeling

Excerpt from a 10/25/11 The Packer article by Doug Ohlemeir.  Homestead, Fla.-based Brooks Tropicals now has the capability to pack its Caribbean red papaya, star fruit and SlimCado brand avocados in Produce Traceability Initiative-compliant cases. Marketing director Mary Ostlund also … Continue reading


Another successful PMA

PMA is the largest tradeshow for the produce industry in North America. It’s a place where we can see most of our customers in three days. This year over 19,000 people attended. The show was in Atlanta.


Fruta Bomba successful food safety audits

Congratulations to everyone at Fruta Bomba for their successful Food Safety Audit, achieving 100% in the harvest crew audit, and 96% in all the ranch audits with the exception of 810C that got a 95%.


SlimCado travels far to be enjoyed

We recently passed through the Pike Public Market in Seattle where my wife purchased a SlimCado and brought it home to Fort Worth, Texas.  I must say that we were initially impressed with the size, but now we are also impressed … Continue reading