Frank Yiannas, the Food and Drug Administration’s deputy commissioner for food policy and response and the former food safety expert at Walmart, is delivering the opening speech at the GS1 Connect 2020.
The Commerce Department’s decision in May to withdraw an agreement suspending an anti-dumping investigation on Mexican tomatoes entering
the U.S. set off a contentious debate on imported tomatoes in 2019.
Major retailers including Walmart, Kroger and Albertsons have continued to invest in their e-commerce capabilities this year as the industry
prepares for a future in which Amazon is a larger player in grocery.