CMI Orchards Announces Doug Culbertson as New Food Safety Manager
- by Jessica Donnel
WENATCHEE, WA - A new face is joining the ranks of the CMI Orchards team, with the company announcing Doug Culbertson will be its new Food Safety Manager. Now tasked with overseeing food safety managers at CMI’s seven packing facilities in Washington State, the company sees Culbertson working to continuously improve its food safety initiatives.
“I’m truly excited to join CMI,” said Culbertson upon his appointment. “CMI has a strong track record in food safety and well-established protocols and procedures. I’m looking forward to working with the CMI team to ensure that our products always meet the highest standards in the industry.”
Culbertson, who will be assuming the food safety position previously held by the soon-retiring Bob Carter, previously held the role of Quality Assurance and Food Safety Manager at National Frozen Foods. Culbertson also has a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science from Ohio State University.
“We’re delighted that Doug is joining the CMI family,” shared company President Bob Mast. “CMI is absolutely committed to food safety, and we believe Doug’s wealth of experience will keep us at the forefront of these initiatives.”
In a press release, Mast also noted that food safety programs in the apple industry have taken on renewed urgency over the last several years, further explaining, “We know that our relationship with our retail partners and consumers rests in delivering safe and healthy products every single day. There are no exceptions.”
With Culbertson leading CMI’s food safety mission, 2018 looks to be a banner year in the making for the apple company. AndNowUKnow will keep you updated with the latest on food safety initiatives and beyond!