Tom Karst

Tom Karst

UPDATED: Hepatitis A outbreak linked to blackberries count increases

(UPDATED, 5:15 p.m.) Case count increases again for hepatitis A outbreak potentially linked to blackberries

Report: Supermarkets can move beyond plastics

Smart supermarkets of the future can leave behind much of their reliance on single-use packaging, a new report from Greenpeace USA claims.

Sustainable packaging choices not always simple

The demand for sustainability in packaging is growing but the choices in pursuit of that goal aren’t necessarily easy.

Dole Food’s Goldfield assumes chair of PBH

Bil Goldfield of Dole Food Company is the new chairman of the board for the Produce for Better Health Foundation.
Dec 03, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PBH

Cambridge Farms sees buyers, sellers as partners

Cambridge Farms works with potato growers throughout the East Coast region and works with markets for major growers in Maine.

Zespri’s New Zealand shipments of SunGold eclipse Zespri Green

The final 2019 shipments of Zespri’s New Zealand kiwifruit crop were heading to Asian markets in December, putting an exclamation point on a season that saw SunGold shipments exceed Zespri Green for the first time.

Allen Lund Company one of fastest-growing private companies in LA

La Cañada Flintridge,  Calif.-based  Allen Lund Company (ALC) has been named as one of the Los Angeles Business Journal 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Los Angeles for 2019.  

Classic Harvest adds senior director of sales for deciduous fruit

Paramus, N.J.-based Classic Harvest has added Chris DeSana as senior director of sales for deciduous fruit.

Final compliance deadline nears for ELD mandate

The final compliance deadline for mandated electronic logging devices in U.S. trucks will arrive Dec. 17.

Bobalu Berries hires vice president of sales

Oxnard, Calif.-based Bobalu Berries has hired Anthony Gallino as the firm’s first vice president of sales.
Dec 02, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People