Church Brothers Produce Names New Food Safety Head

McDonald Heads Up Food Safety
for Church Brothers

Salinas-based grower/shipper of fresh vegetables Church Brothers/True Leaf Farms has named Drew McDonald Vice President of Quality, Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs.  Drew will be working with all of the growing and processing operations under the Church Brothers family of companies.  

Drew has over 18 years' experience in fresh-cut produce and fresh food operations and has worked with multiple buyers and suppliers assessing and assisting in the development and management of industry-leading quality and food safety programs.  

He is experienced with grower, processors, and suppliers of fresh food and produce items sourced from large commercial operations down to small, local farms throughout North America and world-wide.  

He currently serves on numerous food safety-related technical committees and has participated in the authorship of many produce food safety guidelines. 

Previously McDonald worked for Danaco Solutions, Taylor Farms, Dole Fresh Vegetables and Campbell’s. Drew received his education from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and currently resides on the Monterey Peninsula with his wife Aimee and their three daughters. 

Steve Church, CEO commented: “I don’t think we could have picked a better person for the job and we’re delighted to have Drew on board.”

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