With the general and education sessions complete and about 70 Congressional, administrator and embassy meetings to go, Robert Guenther gave a recap of the first virtual United Fresh Washington Conference.
Forty days before the general elections, the United Fresh Washington Conference gathered representatives from Joe Biden’s and Donald Trump’s campaigns in a virtual session attended by more than 220 people.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created new federal feeding programs and put strains on existing programs, and industry advocates at the United Fresh'’s virtual Washington Conference said the need isn’t over yet.
Michael Muzyk, president of Bronx, N.Y.-based Baldor Specialty Foods, opened the second day of the virtual United Fresh Washington Conference with a message of the importance of the restaurant industry.
Members of the California LGMA, who grow an overwhelming majority of the lettuce and other leafy greens in the state, and 80% of the U.S. lettuce, say they’re capable of quickly tracking recalled products.