Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Dawn Winsauer promoted to VP slot at PSSI

Dawn Winsauer has been promoted to vice president of operations at PSSI, a food safety and contract sanitation provider.

Imports give CMI Orchards year-round capabilities

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Wash., is ready for another imported apple season, with fruit from New Zealand, Argentina and Chile arriving in June.

D’Arrigo California recognized for energy, water savings

D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California, Salinas, has received the Climate Change Advocate Award, recognizing the company for projects including solar power and water-saving techniques.

California ports invest in electric equipment to reduce emissions

The Port of Hueneme (Calif.), and Port of Los Angeles have started a $3 million investment to provide “zero-emission avocados.”

Ready Pac brand salad celebrates National Mango Month

The Ready Pac Foods brand is celebrating National Mango Month in June with a limited-edition Bistro Tropical Mango Salad with Mango Cilantro Vinaigrette.

Dried plums no longer: California prunes have new brand

The California Dried Plum Board is once again embracing “prunes,” 19 years after changing its name and the way the dried fruit was marketed.

Sun World Innovations names grape marketers for U.S., Canada

Sun World Innovations, Palm Desert, Calif., has chosen a group of companies to import and market proprietary grapes in North America.

Chilean Kiwifruit Committee debuts North American marketing

The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee is kicking off its first marketing campaign for North America, following rising volumes of the Fruit arriving in the U.S. each season.

UPDATED: H. Brooks & Co., J&J Distributing acquired, renamed

Long-time Twin City produce companies H. Brooks & Co. and its affiliates, and J&J Distributing are being acquired and consolidated into a new company, known as New Harvest Foods, helmed by industry veteran Ron Carkoski.

USDA restricts four  businesses for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is restricting four companies from operating in the produce industry for Perishable Agricultural Act violations.
May 22, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA