As we deal with yet another outbreak involving romaine, calls to do more for food safety are coming from all fronts. No one is more frustrated than the producers of leafy greens that these types of outbreaks continue.
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.
After the crisis of last November’s outbreak related to romaine lettuce, our associations moved quickly to bring together a diverse, progressive group of stakeholders to help tackle the myriad of complex issues.
The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the discovery of TR4 in Colombia, the latest Walmart earnings report, and projections for the next big disruption in grocery.