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 Wednesday, the White House announced that the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach will both be expanding operations to 24 hours-7 days a week. Historically, neither port has operated at that level, despite other ports around the world doing so. With the addition of new off-peak night time shifts and weekend hours, it is anticipated that the number of available hours that cargo can move out of docks and onto highways should double; at the same time, congestion during peak day windows should ease.

Tracey Chow

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

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