Mushroom business updates

07/27/2012 03:12:00 PM
Tom Burfield

“We don’t want to put anything on the label that we can’t substantiate,” Sweatt said.

The company also has completed some capital upgrades, including roofing and parking lot paving and has achieved SQF level 3 food safety certification for the third year.

Last year, the company also passed its GFSI farm audit, which is preferred by many retailers, he said.

Monterey Mushrooms adds sustainable pack

Monterey Mushrooms Inc., Watsonville, Calif., continues to roll out its new sustainable package, said vice president Joe Caldwell.

“The new design with matching tills and labels gives consumers more information about recipe ideas, nutrition and versatility,” he said.

“Consumer feedback has been tremendous.”

The company also hired Connie Allen, most recently with the Atlanta office of C.H. Robinson, as sales manager for the Southeast region.

She will be responsible for retail and foodservice sales in the region.


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