Tag: tomato

More on Compensation for Tomato Growers

I wrote recently about legislation introduced in Congress to compensate tomato growers for their losses during the recent and protracted Salmonella Saintpaul investigation.  While the legislation has not yet advanced, Cindy Skrzycki from Bloomberg.com is also covering this issue and wrote a great article "Tomato Growers Seek Payback on Samonella Scare." According to the Bloomberg article, … Continue Reading

Good Time To Review Crisis Management Plans

Incredibly, the Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak remains unsolved. First reported onset of illness date was April 10, yet the traceback is still not complete. Personal injury and economic damage claims await for the FDA and CDC to determine causation. Produce industry, particularly in Mexico, stands to suffer long lasting injury.  Whether or not your business stands … Continue Reading

Tomato Fallout – Recall Insurance Coverage Disputes

In the wake of the FDA warning on tomatoes (which remains ongoing because the FDA hasn’t identified the source of the salmonella outbreak), questions arise about its economic impact. The 2006 spinach outbreak caused massive economic damage in lost sales. Spinach sales are probably still not at their preoutbreak levels. So what will be the … Continue Reading

Yes, We Have No Tomatoes

By Guest Blogger Richard Goldfarb Sunday, at a local restaurant, I saw a sign saying that there would be no fresh sliced tomatoes on my burger. Although it is quite clear that there are safe tomatoes available, the FDA has encouraged restaurants simply to cease selling them. This makes a lot of sense: rumors fly … Continue Reading
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