Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle discuss the major stories of this week, including why the latest update on the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine from Arizona might be a big help to the FDA in its traceback investigation.
A couple of activist groups just released a "report card" for the top 10 retailers in the U.S., saying most aren't doing a very good job with food waste prevention. These grades are weighted too heavily in the wrong areas.
Industry leaders answer questions including why warnings were issued about romaine before a specific source was identified, when we can expect an update, how retailers should communicate about the outbreak, and more.
Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., is promoting granny smith apples as an ideal variety to include in Cinco de Mayo festivities because of its popularity with millenials and Hispanic communities.
Jeff Cardinale, vice president of communications for the Fresno-based California Table Grape Commission, said retailers will have plenty of opportunities to promote California grapes this spring and summer.