Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Immigration, trade draw heavy focus at Washington Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Immigration reform, trade and child nutrition reauthorization grabbed the top talking points at the United Fresh Washington Conference’s March on Capitol Hill. 

Industry draws lessons from other food lobbyists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - There is power in unity.

Waste not, want not

If you compare a thousand households to mine, I would wager my wife and I don’t waste food at nearly the “average” rate. We are a one-percenter in that way.

FDA: food pesticide residue levels “not concerning”

The Food and Drug Administration has released its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program report for fiscal year 2017.

Vision Produce promotes Lawton

Los Angeles-based Vision Produce Co. has promoted Dan Lawton to president and managing partner. 
Sep 14, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

Crystal Valley Foods adds industry veteran

Miami, Fla.-based Crystal Valley Foods has hired James Paul to join the company’s sales staff.
Sep 14, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

U.S. Apple’s Bair urges passage of USMCA

Speaking to the importance of trade to growers, U.S. Apple Association president and CEO Jim Bair urged passage U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement at a press conference Sept. 13.
Sep 14, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Urban Remedy recalls salads, wraps

Urban Remedy, a California-based producer and retailer of ultra-fresh, organic meals, is voluntarily recalling 76 salads and wraps that contain spinach that may be contaminated with E. coli.

Robotics Plus wins innovation award

Tauranga, N.Z.-based Robotics Plus has won an ANZLF Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Award. 

Vanguard International launches new campaign

Vanguard International Group has two new marketing campaigns for Vanguard International and Vanguard Direct business units.