SAN ANTONIO — Martin Wiedmann, a professor of food safety at Cornell University, listed at a Viva Fresh education session ten mistakes he believes companies must avoid to prevent another situation like the recent string of outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce.
SAN ANTONIO — The Viva Fresh Expo wrapped up April 27, with conversations on the show floor going strong to the end of the event. Editor-in-chief Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle recap the expo in this edition of Packer Insight.
SAN ANTONIO — Editor-in-chief Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of the big stories of the week, from news at the PBH Consumer Connection conference to a Walmart report and interviews with execs on what makes a great produce manager.
The number of people with salmonella linked to fresh-cut melons shipped by Caito Foods has increased, and the Food and Drug Administration has released a list of hundreds of retail outlets that received the products.
Consumer prices for some tomato varieties from Mexico could initially rise 40% in the U.S. when domestic supplies are low, according to an analysis on possible effect of duties on imported tomatoes when the Tomato Suspension Agreement is dropped in early May.