Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Kristi Harris to oversee Pazazz apple marketing

In a nod to the apple’s rapid growth, Pazazz has a new brand manager at Honeybear Brands, Kristi Harris.

Aug 09, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples, #People

Strawberries still reign as No. 1 Ventura County crop

Strawberries remained the top crop in Ventura County in 2017, and the county’s 10 leading crops in terms of value are mostly fruits and vegetables.

Global company opens food lab in Fresno

Eurofins Scientific is opening a food testing laboratory complex in Fresno, Calif., this summer.

Dole recalls Canadian salad blend in Canada

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has recalled containers of Baby Spinach with Tender Reds in five Canadian provinces due to a positive Listeria monocytogenes test, but the product could have been distributed nationally.

Campbell Soup’s Trish Zecca begins role as PBH chairwoman

Patricia “Trish” Zecca is the new chairwoman for The Produce for Better Health Foundation.
Aug 07, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #People, #PBH

Caplan scholarship for Washington Conference deadline approaches

The deadline to apply for the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship is approaching.

Baldor’s Thomas McQuillan’s new role, and Imperfect Produce debut

Baldor Specialty Foods, Hunt’s Point, N.Y., has promoted Thomas McQuillan to vice president of strategy, culture and sustainability.

University of Florida attacking HLB on many fronts

University of Florida researchers, using funds from the state Legislature, are attacking citrus greening disease through a number of projects.

Washington apple crop expected to be slightly smaller

Washington apple marketers are forecasting a fresh crop of 131 million 40-pound boxes in the 2018-19 season, a 2% drop from the previous crop of 134 million boxes.

US files $350 million WTO claim against Indonesia

The U.S., which won a World Trade Organization ruling against Indonesia in 2017 concerning import restrictions on apples, grapes, potatoes, onions and other items, says the country has not changed its policies.