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Foxy Facebook contest offers chance to attend live taping of Cook’s Country

Foxy brand produce has launched a Facebook recipe contest with the winner receiving a trip for two to view a live taping of the public television show, Cook’s Country.

The contest, part of a yearlong partnership between Foxy and America’s Test Kitchen, allows consumers to use any Foxy produce item in a tasty recipe, and submit it along with a photo onto the contest platform.

All recipe submissions will be judged on taste, flavor, visual appeal, use of Foxy produce items, as well as clarity of instruction.

The winning consumer, to be announced, July 22, will receive a trip for two to view a live taping of Season 7 of Cook’s Country in Dorset, VT. The two individuals will also have a chance to taste some Cook’s Country recipes, as well as meet and mingle with some of the cast members, including host Chris Kimball.

The contest will help to drive interest and awareness of Foxy brand produce through their Facebook page.

“The Foxy Fresh Recipe Contest will continue to build our active group of Facebook fans, and Foxy Produce brand advocates,” Alethea Prewett, digital media coordinator for Foxy, said in a press release. “This will also help to drive in-store purchases of our produce items by encouraging customers to cook with Foxy fresh produce.”

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Country Fresh Mushroom appoints new president/COO

Country Fresh Mushroom Co. announced Oct. 2 the hiring of Jeff Busch as president and chief operating officer, replacing Jim Howard.  

“I am humbled and honored to be entrusted to lead Country Fresh,” Busch said in a press release. “I very much look forward to working with the seasoned management team along with the seven cooperative owners to continue the growth and success of this truly special organization.”

Ed Leo, chairman and chief executive officer of Country Fresh, said in the press release that he, the board of directors and senior management are all very pleased that Busch agreed to join the company.

“As president and chief operating officer, Jeff will take over the reins from Jim Howard, who very capably helped grow Country Fresh and has decided to move back to Illinois to spend more time with his family,” Leo said in the press release. “The board believes that Jeff is an ideal fit with the culture of the company and his enthusiasm and experience will guide the company as it continues to move forward.

Busch, a 23-year veteran of the produce industry, most recently held the position of president of Caruso Inc. in Cincinnati. Prior to that, he has held sales and operational positions with Taylor Farms, DiMare Fresh and Fresh America.

Busch has served the industry throughout the years as a fellow of the United Fresh/Dupont Leadership Program Class 8 and the United Fresh Supply Chain and Logistics Council.

Busch and his wife, Megan, will be relocating to the Kennett Square, PA, area in late October before his Nov. 3 start date with Country Fresh.

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Country Fresh Mushroom appoints new president/COO

Country Fresh Mushroom Co. announced Oct. 2 the hiring of Jeff Busch as president and chief operating officer, replacing Jim Howard.  

“I am humbled and honored to be entrusted to lead Country Fresh,” Busch said in a press release. “I very much look forward to working with the seasoned management team along with the seven cooperative owners to continue the growth and success of this truly special organization.”

Ed Leo, chairman and chief executive officer of Country Fresh, said in the press release that he, the board of directors and senior management are all very pleased that Busch agreed to join the company.

“As president and chief operating officer, Jeff will take over the reins from Jim Howard, who very capably helped grow Country Fresh and has decided to move back to Illinois to spend more time with his family,” Leo said in the press release. “The board believes that Jeff is an ideal fit with the culture of the company and his enthusiasm and experience will guide the company as it continues to move forward.

Busch, a 23-year veteran of the produce industry, most recently held the position of president of Caruso Inc. in Cincinnati. Prior to that, he has held sales and operational positions with Taylor Farms, DiMare Fresh and Fresh America.

Busch has served the industry throughout the years as a fellow of the United Fresh/Dupont Leadership Program Class 8 and the United Fresh Supply Chain and Logistics Council.

Busch and his wife, Megan, will be relocating to the Kennett Square, PA, area in late October before his Nov. 3 start date with Country Fresh.

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Country Fresh Mushroom appoints new president/COO

Country Fresh Mushroom Co. announced Oct. 2 the hiring of Jeff Busch as president and chief operating officer, replacing Jim Howard.  

“I am humbled and honored to be entrusted to lead Country Fresh,” Busch said in a press release. “I very much look forward to working with the seasoned management team along with the seven cooperative owners to continue the growth and success of this truly special organization.”

Ed Leo, chairman and chief executive officer of Country Fresh, said in the press release that he, the board of directors and senior management are all very pleased that Busch agreed to join the company.

“As president and chief operating officer, Jeff will take over the reins from Jim Howard, who very capably helped grow Country Fresh and has decided to move back to Illinois to spend more time with his family,” Leo said in the press release. “The board believes that Jeff is an ideal fit with the culture of the company and his enthusiasm and experience will guide the company as it continues to move forward.

Busch, a 23-year veteran of the produce industry, most recently held the position of president of Caruso Inc. in Cincinnati. Prior to that, he has held sales and operational positions with Taylor Farms, DiMare Fresh and Fresh America.

Busch has served the industry throughout the years as a fellow of the United Fresh/Dupont Leadership Program Class 8 and the United Fresh Supply Chain and Logistics Council.

Busch and his wife, Megan, will be relocating to the Kennett Square, PA, area in late October before his Nov. 3 start date with Country Fresh.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

Country Fresh Mushroom appoints new president/COO

Country Fresh Mushroom Co. announced Oct. 2 the hiring of Jeff Busch as president and chief operating officer, replacing Jim Howard.  

“I am humbled and honored to be entrusted to lead Country Fresh,” Busch said in a press release. “I very much look forward to working with the seasoned management team along with the seven cooperative owners to continue the growth and success of this truly special organization.”

Ed Leo, chairman and chief executive officer of Country Fresh, said in the press release that he, the board of directors and senior management are all very pleased that Busch agreed to join the company.

“As president and chief operating officer, Jeff will take over the reins from Jim Howard, who very capably helped grow Country Fresh and has decided to move back to Illinois to spend more time with his family,” Leo said in the press release. “The board believes that Jeff is an ideal fit with the culture of the company and his enthusiasm and experience will guide the company as it continues to move forward.

Busch, a 23-year veteran of the produce industry, most recently held the position of president of Caruso Inc. in Cincinnati. Prior to that, he has held sales and operational positions with Taylor Farms, DiMare Fresh and Fresh America.

Busch has served the industry throughout the years as a fellow of the United Fresh/Dupont Leadership Program Class 8 and the United Fresh Supply Chain and Logistics Council.

Busch and his wife, Megan, will be relocating to the Kennett Square, PA, area in late October before his Nov. 3 start date with Country Fresh.

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Country Fresh Mushroom appoints new president/COO

Country Fresh Mushroom Co. announced Oct. 2 the hiring of Jeff Busch as president and chief operating officer, replacing Jim Howard.  

“I am humbled and honored to be entrusted to lead Country Fresh,” Busch said in a press release. “I very much look forward to working with the seasoned management team along with the seven cooperative owners to continue the growth and success of this truly special organization.”

Ed Leo, chairman and chief executive officer of Country Fresh, said in the press release that he, the board of directors and senior management are all very pleased that Busch agreed to join the company.

“As president and chief operating officer, Jeff will take over the reins from Jim Howard, who very capably helped grow Country Fresh and has decided to move back to Illinois to spend more time with his family,” Leo said in the press release. “The board believes that Jeff is an ideal fit with the culture of the company and his enthusiasm and experience will guide the company as it continues to move forward.

Busch, a 23-year veteran of the produce industry, most recently held the position of president of Caruso Inc. in Cincinnati. Prior to that, he has held sales and operational positions with Taylor Farms, DiMare Fresh and Fresh America.

Busch has served the industry throughout the years as a fellow of the United Fresh/Dupont Leadership Program Class 8 and the United Fresh Supply Chain and Logistics Council.

Busch and his wife, Megan, will be relocating to the Kennett Square, PA, area in late October before his Nov. 3 start date with Country Fresh.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

Country Fresh Mushroom appoints new president/COO

Country Fresh Mushroom Co. announced Oct. 2 the hiring of Jeff Busch as president and chief operating officer, replacing Jim Howard.  

“I am humbled and honored to be entrusted to lead Country Fresh,” Busch said in a press release. “I very much look forward to working with the seasoned management team along with the seven cooperative owners to continue the growth and success of this truly special organization.”

Ed Leo, chairman and chief executive officer of Country Fresh, said in the press release that he, the board of directors and senior management are all very pleased that Busch agreed to join the company.

“As president and chief operating officer, Jeff will take over the reins from Jim Howard, who very capably helped grow Country Fresh and has decided to move back to Illinois to spend more time with his family,” Leo said in the press release. “The board believes that Jeff is an ideal fit with the culture of the company and his enthusiasm and experience will guide the company as it continues to move forward.

Busch, a 23-year veteran of the produce industry, most recently held the position of president of Caruso Inc. in Cincinnati. Prior to that, he has held sales and operational positions with Taylor Farms, DiMare Fresh and Fresh America.

Busch has served the industry throughout the years as a fellow of the United Fresh/Dupont Leadership Program Class 8 and the United Fresh Supply Chain and Logistics Council.

Busch and his wife, Megan, will be relocating to the Kennett Square, PA, area in late October before his Nov. 3 start date with Country Fresh.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

Country Fresh Mushroom appoints new president/COO

Country Fresh Mushroom Co. announced Oct. 2 the hiring of Jeff Busch as president and chief operating officer, replacing Jim Howard.  

“I am humbled and honored to be entrusted to lead Country Fresh,” Busch said in a press release. “I very much look forward to working with the seasoned management team along with the seven cooperative owners to continue the growth and success of this truly special organization.”

Ed Leo, chairman and chief executive officer of Country Fresh, said in the press release that he, the board of directors and senior management are all very pleased that Busch agreed to join the company.

“As president and chief operating officer, Jeff will take over the reins from Jim Howard, who very capably helped grow Country Fresh and has decided to move back to Illinois to spend more time with his family,” Leo said in the press release. “The board believes that Jeff is an ideal fit with the culture of the company and his enthusiasm and experience will guide the company as it continues to move forward.

Busch, a 23-year veteran of the produce industry, most recently held the position of president of Caruso Inc. in Cincinnati. Prior to that, he has held sales and operational positions with Taylor Farms, DiMare Fresh and Fresh America.

Busch has served the industry throughout the years as a fellow of the United Fresh/Dupont Leadership Program Class 8 and the United Fresh Supply Chain and Logistics Council.

Busch and his wife, Megan, will be relocating to the Kennett Square, PA, area in late October before his Nov. 3 start date with Country Fresh.

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Argentina is Fruit Logistica 2014 partner country

Argentina is Fruit Logistica 2014 partner country

Argentina has announced its biggest appearance yet as the Fruit Logistica 2014 partner country. The country’s strong presence in Berlin is aimed at building new contacts in international consumer markets, strengthening existing relationships and further increasing exports. Argentina will be exhibiting at the world’s leading trade fair for the fresh fruit and vegetable business taking place from 5 to 7 February at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (ExpoCenter City).

Dr. Christian Göke, Messe Berlin Chief Operating Officer: “As a major fruit and vegetable producer, Argentina exports a wide variety of products to more than 60 countries. Over the past few years, the nation’s export earnings increased by 20 per cent to $ 2.2 billion. These figures underline Argentina’s growing importance as a producer and exporter in the global fresh produce sector.”

Argentina has exhibited at Fruit Logistica every year since 2000. The Argentine Pavilion is organized by the Fundación ExportAR.

For more information please visit:  www.fruitlogistica.com

Publication date: 6/25/2013


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Canada Returns Country of Origin Labeling Rule to WTO

Canada wants the World Trade Organization to appoint a compliance panel for the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in May said meat labels need to list where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered. The changes were brought about by WTO rulings that largely went against the U.S. on COOL.

But Canada and Mexico are not satisfied with U.S. revisions that were supposedly designed to bring it into WTO compliance. The meat industry in the U.S. also does not like the changes.

Several industry groups are suing USDA on commercial free-speech grounds, saying there is no compelling government reason for requiring the information on the label.

Canada has threatened to impose retaliatory tariffs in response to the new labeling requirements, but has also said it will not act without WTO approval. Both Canada and Mexico say the U.S. labeling will unfairly cause consumers to shun beef coming from their countries.

“Canada considers that the United States has failed to bring its COOL measure into conformity with its WTO obligations,” said International Trade Minister Ed Fast and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz in a joint statement. “We believe that the recent amendments to the COOL measure will further hinder the ability of Canadian cattle and hog producers to freely compete in the U.S. market.

The new rules prohibit the co-mingling of most muscle cuts from different countries in the same package. That provision is said to harm Canadian beef and ham producers at border processing plants.

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Steinbeck Country Produce develops animated ad campaign

Steinbeck Country Produce announced the launch of a series of animated spots that highlight its “Nature’s Reward” brand. The spots will air strictly in the digital sphere in the form of banner ads and online videos. The creative focuses on the company’s line of premium-quality “Nature’s Reward” fresh vegetable and strawberries.

“Our concept for the animated pieces features an inventive, attention-getting play off of the ‘Nature’s Reward’ positioning that resonates with the brand’s natural outdoor experience,” Larry Ryan, vice president of marketing and business development, said in a press release. “The ads connect each product in nature-related lifestyle settings in fast and memorable videos that help support our sales team efforts by conveying the freshness and healthy lifestyle associated with our products.”

Six 15-second animated digital ads focus on Steinbeck’s top-selling vegetables and strawberries: cauliflower, broccoli, Iceberg lettuce, celery, Romaine hearts and strawberries. The ads, created by the SenaReider agency, will contain the same theme and style in each animated short.

The entire campaign drives home the key competitive advantages of the Nature’s Reward line — a third-generation family-owned-and-operated grower-shipper-marketer that has experienced rapid growth in volume and quality over the past several years. The video miniseries and more information about Steinbeck Country Produce and “Nature’s Reward” are available at www.steinbeckproduce.com.

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