Chris Koger

Chris Koger

FDA names Mexican basil as source of cyclospora outbreak

(UPDATED) The Food and Drug Administration has named Mexican basil served at restaurants in four states as the likely source of a multi-state outbreak of 132 cyclospora illnesses.

JV Farms Organics’ Israel Morales named grower of the year

The Organic Trade Association is honoring Israel Morales Sr. of JV Farms Organics as its Organic Farmer of the Year.

Riveridge announced hires, promotions to kick off season

Riveridge Produce Marketing, Sparta, Mich., has made a number of personnel changes in anticipation of the coming apple season, with hires and promotions in sales, production and other areas.

Northeastern cyclospora outbreak source investigated

Public health departments in Northeastern states are warning consumers of an outbreak of Cyclospora infections, and although there’s no source identified, imported produce is a common cause of the infections.

Mission releases avocado interchangeability chart

Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, Calif., is offering a Size Interchangeability chart, giving foodservice operators information on avocado yields by size and preparation.

PMA appoints Richard Owen to Western U.S.-Canada position

The Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Del., has appointed Richard Owen to vice president of membership and engagement for the Western U.S. and Canada.

Fresh Farms’ Jerry Havel, Nogales veteran, dies

Jerry Havel, active in the produce industry right out of college and a veteran of the Nogales, Ariz., import business, has died.
Jul 24, 2019 by Chris Koger #People, #Obituary, #Mexico

San Miguel’s new facility expands fresh-cut greens capacity

Fresh-cut greens company San Miguel Produce Inc., Oxnard, Calif., has moved to a new 85,000-square-foot facility that increases its capacity.

TQL plans sales, IT expansion with $20 million project

TQL has its eyes on expansion, adding a second building at its Cincinnati headquarters to accommodate nearly 600 anticipated hires over the next five years as it grows in the third-party logistics industry.

GreenFruit Avocado’s 2-count boxes debut at PMA foodservice

Avocado grower-shipper Greenfruit Avocado, Newport Beach, Calif., is introducing new cartons at the Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference and Expo.