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 Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo was a boon to Anaheim, Calif.-area feeding programs with 228,400 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables going to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
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.
With the industry trend to replace plastic packaging with more sustainable materials, the focus has been on what the produce is packed in. Accu-Label is doing its part by changing what’s on fruits and vegetables.
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.