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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - In keeping with its obligation to comply with U.S. immigration laws, which it says it takes "very seriously," Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. based here confirmed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") personnel visited the company's Portland, Ore. Facility on Tues., June 12.
Fresh Del Monte issued the confirmation in response to reports that have appeared in various electronic and print media.
The grower-packer said it has been advised that it is not a current target of the investigation, and added that it has and will continue to cooperate with ICE in its investigation. The company has retained American Staffing Resources to provide a contingent labor force at the Portland facility. Fresh Del Monte said it does not employ this labor force, and affirmed it is committed to complying with all laws and regulations.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is one of the world's leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a leading producer and distributor of prepared food in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It markets its products worldwide under the Del Monte brand.