J.E. Russell Produce Ltd. has hired Mike Pirri, a 21-year veteran of the produce industry with experience in wholesale and retail, to head up a new melon and grape program, said Hutch Morton, senior vice president.
Scott Gottlieb, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner whose two-year tenure has included oversight of recent romaine outbreaks and implementation of many Food Safety Modernization Act regulations, has resigned.
Two weeks after nearly 3,000 McDonald’s pulled salads from Fresh Express in connection with cyclospora parasite infections, the salad company recalled deli wraps and salads for retail containing chopped romaine.
As the DiMare Co., Homestead, Fla., nears its 90th anniversary, DiMare Fresh is making executive changes, promoting Jerry Campbell to vice president and chief operating officer and hiring Hurley Neer in sales.