Naturipe appoints director of food safety, social responsibility

07/09/2012 10:32:00 AM
Kayla Banzet

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, Calif., has hired Donna Lynn Johnson as the director of food safety and social responsibility.

JohnsonJohnson will monitor the company’s products in social responsibility, food quality, food safety, food security, good agricultural practices and food safety compliance, according to a news release.

“Donna Lynn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the entire Naturipe Farms organization,” said Dwight Ferguson, chief executive officer of Naturipe Farms, in the release. “She has a keen understanding and appreciation for the complexities, challenges and systems that we manage in order to deliver safe, healthy and great tasting berries.”

Previously, Johnson has worked at Safeway, Dole and Greenline Foods. Recently she was an independent food safety consultant to clients including Taylor Farms, River Point Farms and HerbThyme Farms, according to the release.

She will be based in Salinas.

“I am truly excited to work for a company that authentically cares about being on the forefront of food safety and social responsibility,” Johnson said. “I am looking forward to working with all the growers worldwide and helping them, or I should say us, be the best we can be.”

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Belli Fiori    
Bay Area, CA  |  July, 10, 2012 at 04:56 PM

Congratulations Naturipe Farms, you've picked the best in the business to add to your team. It's very rare to find someone with such talent, integrity and good old fashioned no nonsense work ethics. Ms. Johnson, may you thrive in your new position at Naturipe Farms.

Nancy Howard    
Modesto, CA  |  July, 10, 2012 at 08:20 PM happy for you Donna. Pleased to be able to say I am related to you. Such a wonderful title...well deserved!

Nancy Howard    
Modesto, CA  |  July, 10, 2012 at 08:22 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Donna. Very proud of you. So happy to be able to say we are related. Great job. The company made a good choice.

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