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.
Plant-based diets seemed to be all the rage in 2019, making it a hot topic among industry professionals trying to determine the best ways to market, sell and promote fruits and vegetables to consumers.
CHICAGO — Through a hypothetical outbreak scenario, a workshop at the United Fresh Produce Convention showed the considerable challenges federal investigators and regulators face when real outbreaks occur.
Consolidation on the supply side of fresh produce marketers was a theme for 2018, headlined by the Fresh Del Monte Produce purchase of Mann Packing and the 45% stake in Dole Food acquired by Ireland-based Total Produce.
The FDA has named Adam Bros. Farm in Santa Barbara County as one potential source of the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine — but it cautions that the finding does not explain all the illnesses in the outbreak.
Tom Karst gives an update on how the trade situation is affecting produce, and Ashley Nickle discusses the return of romaine, from how much retailers are stocking to how they are communicating with shoppers.
Two weeks after nearly 3,000 McDonald’s pulled salads from Fresh Express in connection with cyclospora parasite infections, the salad company recalled deli wraps and salads for retail containing chopped romaine.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle discuss their travels to United Fresh and Forbes AgTech this week and analyze the latest information released about the FDA's investigation into the romaine outbreak.