Safety costs add up for Florida avocado growers

05/30/2012 12:54:00 PM
Melissa Shipman

These advances in food safety programs and technology can make it difficult for growers because they have to continually adapt their methods to suit changing needs and requirements.

What was acceptable today may not be acceptable tomorrow, which causes the cycle to continue evolving.

“It’s hard to know who is the right one to use, and different retailers require different kinds of certification. That drives cost,” Schaefer said.

“There’s nothing static about farming,” Capote said.


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