Packer Insight 10-1-20
Clockwise from top left: The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst, retail editor Ashley Nickle and Northeast editor Amy Sowder. ( The Packer )

Editor-in-chief Tom Karst, Northeast editor Amy Sowder and retail editor Ashley Nickle cover the news of the week, including new proposed import requirements for romaine entering Canada that have caught the industry off guard.

For more details on that topic and others, check out the following articles.

Surprise Canadian plan on romaine import requirements raises alarm — Proposed regulations that would impose testing requirements on Canadian imports of romaine lettuce from California’s Salinas Valley are raising concerns for growers, buyers and industry associations.

How these employers managed their workforce amid the pandemic — The coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice protests added to the usual challenges employers face when managing their workforce, said panelists at the Sept. virtual United Fresh Washington Conference.

Podcast — Listing day interview with Mission exec Mike Browne — This bonus episode of Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, brought to you by The Packer and PMG, features an interview with Mike Browne, chief operating officer of Mission Produce, about the company going public.

Fresh Summit offers new features in digital form — The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst speaks with Produce Marketing Association CEO Cathy Burns about how the organization is making its signature event virtual.