Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Tailor Cut recalls fresh-cut fruit linked to salmonella

Tailor Cut Produce has recalled its fresh-cut Fruit Luau, a mix of honeydew, cantaloupe and pineapple, after the Food and Drug Administration linked it to a salmonella outbreak.

Wonderful Pistachios debuts No Shells ads with sassy tortoise

Wonderful Pistachios has a new spoke-tortoise kicking off its No Shells line marketing campaign, as part of a $15 million investment in the brand.
Dec 10, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Nuts

Wholesum debuts heirloom tomatoes at Global Organic Produce Expo

Wholesum, Amado, Ariz., will be shipping a new line of organic heirloom tomatoes soon.

Canada investigates E. coli outbreak, recalls Fresh Express salad

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Fresh Express’ Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kit with romaine from Salinas, Calif., linking it to 16 cases of E. coli in Canada.

Jerry D’Amore joins USDA’s organic standards group

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed Jerry D’Amore, who has worked in agriculture for more than four decades, including a focus on berry companies for half that, to the National Organic Standards Board.
Dec 09, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Organics, #USDA

Seattle E. coli patients recover; investigation continues

The King County (Wash.) Public Health Department continues to work with state and federal agencies to find the origin of E. coli that made 13 people ill.

Software eases communications in produce supply chain

Rite-Hite Digital Systems has introduced a software system designed to keep distribution centers running smoothly, from loading dock logistics to trailer management.

Hepatitis A illnesses linked to blackberries increase

The Food and Drug Administration has reported three more cases of hepatitis A “potentially linked” to fresh blackberries from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores.

Seattle E. coli cases unrelated to Salinas, Calif., romaine

The King County (Ore.) Public Health Department is investigating an E. coli outbreak unrelated to the one believed to have originated in romaine grown in the Salinas, Calif., area.

E. coli outbreak numbers climb; Canada adds romaine import rules

Federal agencies have increased the number of cases in the E. coli outbreak linked to Salinas, Calif., romaine, and investigators continue to seek the exact source of the lettuce.