The Packer’s 2020 Canadian Produce Person of the Year award will be presented at noon Eastern on Oct. 22 to Oleen Smethurst, assistant vice president and general merchandise manager for Costo Wholesale Canada.
West Bridgewater, Mass.-based Oke USA Fruit Co./Equal Exchange Produce has partnerships with four small-scale banana producer cooperatives in Ecuador and Peru that produce organic fair trade bananas year-round.
The imposition of new import requirements on U.S. romaine lettuce by the CFIA could have been avoided with better communication between U.S. and Canadian food safety officials, according to Ron Lemaire.
About 4.2 million people live and eat in the greater Montreal metro area, a population that growers, wholesalers, retailers, restaurants and marketers want to feed with their fresh produce as much as possible
They say what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. Greater Montreal's produce professionals are applying that adage more than ever. See what Pierre Dolbec of Vegpro International has to say about 2020.