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South American Prune Crop Report

Prune Crop Estimates and Harvest News August 2017

As of this writing, summer conditions in California have been good and while there has been some significant drop of fruit, many growers and processors think the crop may exceed the 2017 estimate slightly. Fruit size should be good with processors hoping for a full range of sizes available throughout […]

FDA Food Label Changes

FDA Food Labeling Changes and How You Can Participate

The FDA has proposed rules to the Nutrition Facts on food labels including changes to the format and appearance of the label and new guidelines on serving sizes. The comment period for these changes has been extended. Electronic or written comments may be submitted by August 1, 2014. A public […]


Stapleton-Spence Packing Company Adds New Monobloc Liquid Rotary Filler and Capper to Bottling Production Line

Stapleton-Spence Packing Company placed a new monobloc liquid rotary filler and capper into its state-of-the-art beverage production line during the first quarter of 2013.  Stapleton-Spence Packing Company is a contract manufacturer specializing in copacking for RTD and Hot Fill beverages, such as tea, juice, energy, isotonic, nutritional and sports drinks. […]

Grade A BRC Certification

Stapleton’s Achieves Grade “A” on BRC Assessment

Stapleton-Spence Packing Company receives Grade “A” in BRC assessment at their Gridley, California food processing and packaging plant. The grade of “A” is the highest attainable level. The BRC Global Standards are a leading global safety and quality certification program, used throughout the world by over 17,000 certificated suppliers in […]

Stapleton Gridley Plant

Stapleton-Spence is Relocating its San Jose Corporate Offices

Stapleton-Spence relocation of its San Jose corporate offices to its fruit processing and copack facility in Gridley, CA will be final on March 31, 2013. The Gridley plant is located at 1900 Highway 99, Gridley, CA 95948. The move stems from Stapleton-Spence growth as a copacker and will enable staff […]


Food Pharmacy

Author: Nutritionist Deborah Enos, The One Minute Wellness Coach There’s an old saying that is often quoted. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Who uttered such wise words? Why, it was Hippocrates; the man who is known as the father of modern medicine. We’ve come a […]

Stapleton-Spence Adds New Full Label Shrink Sleeve Labeling System to Bottling Production Line

Stapleton-Spence Adds New Full Label Shrink Sleeve Labeling System to Bottling Production Line

New Vertical 360-degree Shrink Sleeve Labeling System Gives Stapleton’s Bottling Co-Pack Partners Innovative Packaging Options Stapleton-Spence Packing Company, a privately held manufacturer that produces and distributes co-packed and private label food products, enhances bottling production line by adding a full sleeve shrink labeling system. Stapleton’s produces RTD beverages and hot […]

Solar Panels

New Solar Panel System Helps Fruit Processing Plant and CoPack Facility Save Energy

Gridley, CA – Stapleton-Spence’s fruit processing and co-pack facility has the largest solar water heating system ever installed in California, saving the company 37,584 therms of natural gas annually. 37,500 therms is equivalent to 1 million kWh or a carbon footprint offset of 1.4 million pounds of CO2, the equivalent […]

BRC Certification

Stapleton-Spence Receives BRC Certification

Stapleton-Spence has gained accreditation by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) at its processing plant in Gridley, CA. This certification by the BRC confirms Stapleton’s commitment to food safety, quality and to work on continual improvement. In addition to the coveted BRC accreditation, Stapleton-Spence also possesses USDA, Organic, and Kosher certifications. […]


Stapleton’s Kosher for Passover Products

Passover begins at sunset on Friday, April 6, 2012, and ends at sunset on Friday, April 13, 2012. Don’t delay, place your Kosher for Passover order today! Stapleton’s Kosher for Passover Foodservice Products Include: Prune Juice Prune Juice Concentrate Pitted Prunes Natural Condition Prunes During production, a Rabbi is onsite and oversees […]