The final report from the Romaine Task Force, convened in the wake of several outbreaks traced to the lettuce, is far from the final say in the matter, with some recommendations for action as soon as December.
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.
In anticipation of The Packer’s 125th-anniversary issue, we have enjoyed publishing past anniversary articles from the Century of Produce and also posted industry columns for the 125th-anniversary edition.
When I think back on the changes I’ve seen in the retail produce business, it blows my mind that I’ve been in the business for 48 years! And if you’re around anything that long, you’re bound to see things evolve.