Market Update – Product Shortages – August 16

Product shortages continue; plan your menus accordingly. Potatoes As we get deeper into the summer potato supplies are fading. The big harvest begins in August and runs through the fall.  Yukon Harvests are starting but there …

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Market Alert – Sweet Potato Advisory – August 16th

National shortage for medium-sized sweet potatoes. Packing houses have been doing their best to supply 10-16oz US#1 medium sweet potatoes to cover the demand but they are now experiencing extreme shortages. Shortages will persist through …

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August 14 – Product Alert

Royal inventory was NOT AFFECTED by the following voluntary recall: Church Brothers/True Leaf Farms Chopped and Shredded Romaine Products with the Run Numbers of 225144 and 225125 shipped between the dates of August 8- 9, …

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Product Alert – Basil Advisory

Royal Food Service does not handle any of the basil products implicated in this advisory. This is an ADVISORY, not a recall. The FDA has advised food service operators not to sell serve or distribute …

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July 11 – Market Alert – Lettuce, Avocados, Asparagus, Strawberries

Shortages continue for the following items: Lettuces/Romaine All lettuce markets are active and supply is short. The Salinas Valley saw excessive rain at the end of May and  record heat a few weeks ago.   There are …

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Market Update – Papaya Advisory

Royal’s papaya inventory is NOT from Mexico and is NOT affected by the current advisory. CDC: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Whole, Fresh Papayas Imported from Mexico CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and …

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Market Alert – West Coast Fruits/Vegetables & Avocados

Avocados  Mexico Field prices continue to rise. As of this morning, prices have jumped 7 to 8 dollars per case. Current Mexican crop no longer has sufficient volume to meet demand. We anticipate shortages for …

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Mexico – U.S. Tariffs Situation

Mexican government officials are meeting in Washington this week to discuss tariffs. Mexico is the top export market for U.S. corn and pork, and Mexico supplies one out of three fresh fruits and vegetables consumed …

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Market Alert – Pineapple Quality Issues     

The pineapple growing regions of Costa Rica and Mexico have seen extended periods of record setting heat and dry weather and unfortunately the extended forecast calls for more of the same. Because of the extremes …

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Easter Holiday – Royal will be closed Sunday, April 21

There will be no deliveries on Easter Sunday. You may call and place orders as usual. For non-stock prep orders delivered on Monday 4/22,  the order must be placed by noon Friday 4/19. For further …

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