Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Sunset label leads to global award for Yerecic Label

Yerecic Label, New Kensington, Pa., recently received the World Label Award for a label for the Sunset brand Campari tomato.

Michael Wasson assumes Reusable Packaging Association role

The Reusable Packaging Association, Tampa, Fla., has a new board of directors chairman, Michael Wasson, chief operating officer of Tosca.

Pure Flavor/Enza Zaden pepper receives international award

Seed company Enza Zaden’s mini sweet pepper, Tribelli, grown and marketed by Pure Hothouse Foods Inc.’s Pure Flavor brand as Aurora Bites, received the International Taste Institute’s Superior Taste Award.

The Mart Group, ProSource combine into single potato, onion supplier

The Mart Group LLC, which consists of four Idaho potato grower-shippers, has entered into a joint venture with onion grower ProSource Inc.

Western Growers launches food safety software program

Western Growers has launched the Supply Chain Risk Management Solution, a comprehensive program designed to reduce outbreaks, and some leafy greens grower-shippers are testing the software.

UPDATED: FDA links Mexican papaya to outbreak, asks for halt to sales

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating an outbreak of salmonella linked to whole fresh papayas from Mexico.

Little Potato Co. offers summer grilling campaign

The Little Potato Co., Edmonton, Alberta, has kicked off a summer grilling promotion for its creamer potato products.
Jun 28, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes

Updated Tomato Metrics outline food safety standards

The United Fresh Produce Association has released updated food safety audit standards for the fresh tomato supply chain.

USDA issues PACA restrictions for five companies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has restricted four produce industry businesses for alleged Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act violations.
Jun 27, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

Naturipe appoints Glenn Daniels to value-added fresh role

UPDATED: Naturipe Farms has hired Glenn Daniels as director of business development for value-added fresh.