The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the second day of the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit, including some of the news and trends from the show floor.
Robinson Fresh conducted research to better understand Hispanic consumers, and some of the insights included which produce items shoppers describe as hard to find and which items they classify as must-haves for holidays.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has stepped forward to fight the spread of Tropical Race 4 (TR4) strain of fusarium wilt in Latin American and Caribbean banana-growing regions.
The final report from the Romaine Task Force, convened in the wake of several outbreaks traced to the lettuce, is far from the final say in the matter, with some recommendations for action as soon as December.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate why produce-grower prices have stayed stagnant or declined while prices have increased along the supply chain.