The agricultural sector lost more than $280 million as a result of the Nov. 2018 E. coli incident in romaine lettuce, according to a report published by the University of California at Davis.

According to the study, processors and shippers lost an estimated $20.6 million as a result of having to pull harvested product from the supply chain and another $37.3 million as a result of product that could not be harvested or sold.

De Ann Davis

On November 4, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and STOP Foodborne Illness will be holding their first webinar in a new series on food safety culture.

Food safety culture is a journey and learning opportunity for both small to large-scale businesses, the regulatory community and consumers. In support of the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint, all Western Growers members are invited to join a 90-minute webinar as experts speak about the implementation of a robust food safety culture to assure the safe production of food.

Sonia Salas

Tomorrow, Western Growers will host an in-person discussion in Salinas, California, on Appendix C of the LGMA-approved metrics. During the meeting, attendees will receive an in-depth overview of Appendix C and also have the opportunity to raise questions and learn about new resources available to the industry.

To attend, RSVP to Scott Nichols at snichols@wga.com. RSVPing will ensure a seat at the meeting as there is a 50-person limit for this event. No online format will be available.

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Sonia Salas

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