Cincinnati-based marketer, producer and distributor of fruits, vegetables and processed foods, Chiquita Brands Int, said yesterday [Wednesday] that its Q1 2002 is slightly improved upon the same period in 2001. The company had a Q1 net loss of US$398m, including one-time charges of US$286m related to its financial restructuring and a charge of US$144m as a result of the adoption of SFAS 142, a new accounting standard for goodwill.