Western Growers wishes to extend our condolences to family and friends of Joe Gunter, the mayor of Salinas, who passed away Monday evening. Gunter was elected as mayor of Salinas in 2012 and in January was recognized for his more than 50 years of public service.

Stephanie Metzinger

IRVINE, Calif., (June 26, 2020) -- In response to reports that Chinese Customs is requiring a Letter of Undertaking of Safety of Import Food for food shipments, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement:

“The recent move by Chinese authorities to require a statement of undertaking for food importers is not based on any legitimate food safety concern.

As previously reported in Spotlight, the Western Growers Board of Director’s nomination ballots are due Friday, June 26.

Western Growers Board of Directors’ nomination ballots were emailed to all regular members for the two-year term through 2022. Our new, secure online voting platform replaces the old paper-ballot system and focuses on privacy, security and verifiability—all of which are paramount to hosting an honest election. 

Kim Sherman

Western Growers invites you to join a web discussion to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved guidelines surrounding Field Sanitation. This web discussion will be held on July 1, 2020, from 9:00 am. – 11:00 a.m. PDT. The web discussion will offer an opportunity to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved metrics and provide feedback.

Don't miss the discussion, register for the July 1 webinar now!

Webinar Details

LGMA Guidelines Discussion: Field Sanitation - Part Two

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Sonia Salas

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