Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Health agency reports salmonella linked to Costco cukes

The Washington State Department of Health is investigating six cases of salmonella possibly linked to English cucumbers from Costco this summer.

Peru’s avocado exports hit record

Peru exported 182 million pounds of avocado to the U.S. this season.

No sour grapes — Sun-Maid offers sour raisins

Sun-Maid raisins are going sour.
Oct 19, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail

Partnership expands Tasti-Lee Tomatoes to Western U.S.

Western U.S. availability of Tasti-Lee Tomatoes is expected to rapidly grow in 2019, in a partnership with Flavorful Brands and The Produce Exchange/Lipman Family Farms.
Oct 18, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Tomatoes

Put the hankies away, Sunions to return to stores

Quit yer cryin’ … Sunions are on their way.
Oct 18, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Onions, #PMA

Lone Star Citrus Growers offers newsletters

Lone Star Citrus Growers, McAllen, Texas, is introducing a bi-monthly newsletter to provide resources to buyers.

USDA appoints members to the Hass Avocado Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed nine members to the Hass Avocado Board.

Oct 17, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Avocados

Polymer Logistics debuts booth at Fresh Summit

Polymer Logistics’ new booth at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit highlights the company’s Source to Store to Door reusable packaging and merchandising systems.
Oct 17, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Packaging, #PMA

Plenty of pumpkins still available

With just two shipping weekends before Halloween, there is an abundant amount of pumpkins to be sold.
Oct 16, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Pumpkins

Church Brothers’ Mexico facility to open this year

Church Brothers Farms and its processing company, True Leaf Farms, is building a processing/packing facility just across the U.S. border in Mexico to increase year-round supplies.