Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Idaho Potato Commission welcomes three industry representatives

The Idaho Potato Commission, Eagle, has three new commissioners.

Fresh Summit food bank donation tops 228,000 pounds

The Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo was a boon to Anaheim, Calif.-area feeding programs with 228,400 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables going to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

Classic Harvest mandarin bags celebrating Sesame Street’s 50th

Classic Harvest, Paramus, N.J., is packing mandarins from Chile and Peru in limited edition Sesame Street 50th Anniversary packaging featuring Cookie Monster.

Blueberry groups hire Alicia Adler as vice president

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and North American Blueberry Council have hired Alicia Adler as vice president.

Calavo CEO Lee Cole announces plan to retire in 2020

Lee Cole, president and CEO of Calavo Growers, Santa Paula, Calif., plans to retire in the first quarter of 2020.

Catalytic Converters’ Jack Cain dies

Jack Cain Sr., a long-time employee of Catalytic Generators, Norforlk, Va., died Oct. 17. He was 85.

United Fresh recognizes Emanuel Lazopoulos with ‘lifetime’ award

The United Fresh Produce Association is honoring Emanuel Lazopoulos with its Lifetime Achievement Award in January.

Sprout grower Fullei Fresh completes Primus audit

Miami sprout grower Fullei Fresh has completed the Primus GFS audit.

North Bay Produce recalls apples after listeria test

North Bay Produce Inc., Traverse City, Mich., has recalled almost 2,300 cases and two bulk bins of apples because of the potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

New Get Fresh Produce website reflects ‘Fresh Thinking’

Foodservice distributor Get Fresh Produce, Bartlett, Ill., has launched a new website,