Freshline Foods vice president Noel Brigido was honored with the Ontario Produce Marketing Association’s Cory Clack-Streef Produce Person of the year award.
Officials in Arizona say lettuce supplied by Midwest Beef was the probable cause of an E. coli outbreak this summer that was linked to a Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in a Phoenix suburb.
Recently published research on the effectiveness of different sanitizers in iceberg lettuce wash water reinforced previous findings that such sanitizers are not designed to reduce pathogens on finished product.
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Nov. 22) Leonard Batti, a produce and fresh-cut produce industry veteran of more than 30 years, is now president of Taylor Fresh Foods Inc.’s Florida operations in Orlando.
Batti joins the subsidiary of Salinas, Calif.-based Taylor Fresh Foods after working numerous positions in the produce industry, according to the Produce Marketing Association.
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