The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the Orlando, Fla.-based National Mango Board to tweak its promotional programs and adapt to retailers’ new ways of doing business, said Marissa Khan, marketing manager.
Helping to preserve food safety and quality, monitoring devices connected to the internet of things (IoT) are giving produce operators more visibility into their supply chains compared with a decade ago.
Canadian Produce Marketing Association has partnered with National Sanitation Foundation Canada to offer food safety, regulatory and quality assurance workshops to association members and nonmembers starting in March.
California’s Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has released a list of steps the group and others in the produce industry, as well as regulators, have taken to address E. coli outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce.
With annual microbial testing showing corrugated cartons are consistently safe, paper packaging advocate Fibre Box Association touts paper-based packaging as both safe and sustainable for fresh produce.