Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Progressive Produce hires Christine Toy, Seth Tillery

Progressive Produce, Los Angeles, has hired Christine Toy as sales manager and Seth Tillery as sales and grower relations manager.

Monica Arnett promoted at the California Avocado Commission

Monica Arnett has been promoted to vice president of finance and administration for the California Avocado Commission, Irvine, Calif.

Sobeys recalls Sweet Kale salad blend

Sobeys Inc. has recalled Compliments brand Sweet Kale Blend from stores throughout Canada due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

USDA files against National Produce Sales in $820K PACA case

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, has filed a complaint against National Produce Sales for more than $820,000 in unpaid produce shipments.
Oct 31, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA

Officers spoil the party for smugglers bearing ‘gifts’

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers “unwrapped” a case involving 100 packages of marijuana in load of vegetables in San Diego.

Officers spoil the party for smugglers bearing ‘gifts’

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers “unwrapped” a case involving 100 packages of marijuana in load of vegetables in San Diego.

Florida plan promotes produce gleaning efforts

After touring vegetable fields, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced a new program to support and promote food recovery efforts, making it easier for food banks to collect leftover produce from fields.

Government agencies partner with alliance to fight food waste

Three government agencies are partnering with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, with plans to formalize industry education and outreach with the three founders of the alliance.

Pro*Act summit connects suppliers, distributors for culinary focus

Pro*Act’s supply chain partners toured fields, watched food preparation demonstrations and heard from foodservice experts about fresh produce innovations at the company’s first Culinary Summit.

CBP warns about banned plants for All Souls Day

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding observers of All Souls Day that some agricultural items used in holiday decorations are prohibited in the U.S. due to pest and plant diseases, including HLB.
Oct 30, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #HLB, #Citrus, #Imports, #Mexico