Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Listeria test prompts U.S., Canada recall of fresh-cut Mann products

Mann Packing Co. is recalling products in the U.S. and Canada after federal health agencies in the two countries notified the company of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

USDA sanctions Florida, Michigan, Texas firms under PACA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on businesses in Florida, Michigan and Texas for violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Nov 04, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

Houweling’s defends greenhouse patent

A federal appeals court has ruled that the patent for Houweling’s UltraClima Semi-Closed Greenhouse is valid.

Equity firm acquires interest in Worldwide Produce

Sole Source Capital LLC has acquired a majority interest in Worldwide Produce, a distributor of fresh produce, dairy products and specialty foods to independent and chain restaurants in California and Nevada.

Healthy Trailer verifies washout system reduces microbials

Healthy Trailer LLC has passed the first phase of a third-party verification process of its patent-pending trailer cleaning process.

Dulcinea PureHeart watermelons grown with new shade house method

Pacific Trellis Fruit, Los Angeles, is growing Dulcinea brand PureHeart seedless watermelons in a new shade house system in which the fruit never touches the ground while growing.

FDA seeks accreditation of labs for food safety

The Food and Drug Administration wants to establish an accreditation system for labs that test foods.

FDA: No ‘actionable information’ in recent E. coli outbreak

A recent E. coli outbreak “likely associated with romaine lettuce” has come to light, with the Food and Drug Administration announcing there was no actionable information to alert consumers.

Sip, Bite and Turn up the Pink raises breast cancer awareness, funds

D’Arrigo of California, Salinas, and J. McFarland Wines united to host the second annual Sip, Bite and Turn up the Pink, raising more than $5,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Key Technology names global vice president of sales.

Key Technology has promoted Daniel Leighty to global vice president of sales.