Chris Koger

Chris Koger

California Giant summer blueberry program grows

California Giant Berry Farms, Watsonville, is celebrating a milestone this summer with its summer blueberry program — conventional and organic — seeing dramatic production increases.

Avocados chart strong sales for Christmas, New Years

The Hass Avocado Board, which breaks down avocado sales for holidays throughout the seasons, has reported the fourth quarter of 2018 marked a four-year high.

Jet-Ready Precoolers tackle cherry, berry needs

Global Cooling Inc. is marketing its Jet-Ready Precoolers as solution for keeping the cold chain for berries and cherries intact.

Short-season Angelcots from Frieda’s available soon

With the start of summer, white-flesh Angelcots are available from Frieda’s Inc., Los Alamitos, Calif.

Caito is third firm to recall salads in a week due to allergens

Caito Foods LLC, Indianapolis, has recalled salads with chicken because soy, an allergen, was not listed as an ingredient.
May 20, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Recall

Sanitizer approved for organic use in Washington

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has approved Best Sanitizers Inc.’s Alpet D2 Quat-Free Surface Sanitizer for use by organic food processors.

FFVA names new class of Emerging Leaders

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has announced the members of its ninth Emerging Leader Development Program class.

Foodservice use of watermelons growing rapidly

Watermelon is seeing growth on restaurant menus, and more chefs and foodservice operators are turning to the National Watermelon Promotion Board for ideas.

Allen Lund promotes Wendy Adan to San Francisco manager

The Allen Lund Co., La Canada Flintridge, Calif., has promoted Wendy Adan to manager of the company’s San Francisco office.

Procacci Holdings donates to high school scholarship

Procacci Holdings has donated $18,600 for a scholarship program at Camden Catholic High School.