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Ippolito hires focus on value-added, foodservice

Ippolito International, Salinas, Calif., has hired Jason Grolnick as sales/commodity manager and Jon Kiley as director of value added/business development.

Get Fresh Cos. expands, hires Andy Hamilton as SR VP

Get Fresh Cos. of Las Vegas has completed an expansion of its processing division.

Jasper Trujillo joins Fox Packaging

Fox Packaging, McAllen, Texas, has hired Jasper Trujillo as business development manager.

FDA finds no “potential point of contamination” in outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration, which inspected a Del Monte Fresh Produce processing facility in the wake of salmonella cases linked to vegetable trays, has found no trace of salmonella.

CORRECTED: Chiquita snacks highlight health, convenience

Fresh Express has teamed up with parent company Chiquita for a new line of snacking products called Chiquita Bites and Chiquita Sticks.

Del Monte, Mann Packing unite product development

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. has created a North America New Product Development team to oversee development of Del Monte and Mann Packing products.

Growers Express recalls Green Giant Fresh products

Growers Express is recalling a variety of fresh-cut products, including Green Giant Fresh brand butternut squash and Cauliflower Crumble products, due to a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes.

Misionero rebrands fresh-cut Green Wave Farms brand

Organic grower-shipper Misionero Vegetables, Gonzales, Calif., is rebranding Green Wave Farms, its fresh-cut vegetable line.

Eat Smart Vineyard Collection salads feature exclusive dressings

Curation Foods has added a new salad line, Vineyard Collection, to its Eat Smart brand.

3D camera tech allows CoreTakr to remove lettuce cores

JBT Corp., Chicago, has new equipment that uses 3D technology to remove cores from lettuce heads.