Citrus packaging follows food-safety trends - The Packer

Citrus packaging follows food-safety trends

11/13/2013 04:09:00 PM
Jim Offner

Lone Star has personnel in place specifically to ensure the company meets or exceeds all mandated guidelines, Bishop said.

“I do think there needs to be a very open line of communication between the grower community and the consuming public to make sure they understand that what we are doing is safe and what we are doing absolutely has everyone’s health and safety in mind,” Bishop said.

The nature of the product helps to ease some of those worries, said Ray Prewett, president of the Mission-based Texas Citrus Mutual.

“With the food safety regulations and the way FDA is approaching that, even though there’s a food safety issue, it’s not grown on the ground, but we are concerned,” he said.

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