Tom Karst

Tom Karst

CPMA releases report on plastics in produce industry

The topic of plastic in produce packaging has been addressed in a big way by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association.

Shopper feedback strong on SweeTango variety apples

Recent in-store demos show strongly positive consumer feedback on the SweeTango apple’s taste, quality, value and convenience, marketers report.
Dec 05, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

SmartWash Solutions celebrates billions of safe servings

After ten years and helping to protect billions of pounds of fresh-cut produce, SmartWash Solutions is celebrating its contribution to the produce industry.

Lemonade Day and Limoneira ink two-year charitable licensing agreement

Youth entrepreneurship group Lemonade Day and citrus supplier Limoneira Company have established a two-year charitable licensing agreement.

G&R Farms names operations manager

Glennville, Ga.-based G&R Farms has named Michael Sutton as the company’s operations manager.
Dec 05, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

Enforcement crucial to tomato deal

With a new tomato suspension agreement now affirmed by the U.S. International Trade Commission, the industry hopes it can achieve some pricing stability for its product.

Ocean Mist touts organic artichoke retail packs

New recyclable corrugated packaging options are available from Castroville, Calif.-based Ocean Mist Farms.

USDA files complaint against  Hood River Juice Company Inc.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Dec. 4 filed an administrative Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act complaint against Oregon-based Hood River Juice Company Inc.
Dec 05, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PACA

Starr Ranch Growers hires Krista Beckstead

Starr Ranch Growers has hired Krista Beckstead as a marketing and brand specialist.
Dec 05, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

UPDATED: E. coli outbreak numbers grow while investigation continues

(UPDATED, Dec. 6) The number sickened in outbreak caused by E. coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, Calif. continues to grow, while traceback investigators are focusing on three farms in the region.