Irish fresh produce company Fyffes reported pre-tax profits in the first half of 2002 of 2002 at €38.9m (US$38.2m). This excludes goodwill amortisation of €0.8m and exceptional items of €5.6m, and compares favourably with the €36.8m reported for the same period in 2001. Adjusted fully diluted earnings per share for the first half increased by 8.6% to 7.84 cent compared to 7.22 cent in the same period last year.