Rice Fruit hires facility food safety manager

Rice Fruit Co. hired Alexandra (Lex) Roberts as facility food safety manager, to plan and monitors food safety protocols throughout the company's storage and packing facilities.

Previously, Roberts was the food safety/quality assurance manager at Apeeling Fruit Inc. Before that, she practiced law for six years with MidPenn Legal Services. She has four years of experience in food safety and quality assurance, according to a news release.

"We're very pleased to add Lex to our team. She brings direct apple and food safety experience as well as a fierce commitment to excellence. We're confident she'll quickly incorporate new strategies and technologies into our already rigorous processes," said David Rice, president, in the release.

The new position was created to work in partnership with the grower relations/food safety manager role occupied by H. Lee Showalter, according to the release.