GROWERS PROTEST ALBERTSON'S PRODUCE COMPLIANCE DEADLINE

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (FNS) -- Trade associations representing grower/shippers of fresh produce items are pushing retailers to adopt a single, nationwide standard for produce safety that suppliers could use for all supermarkets.The protest came as growers are attempting to meet the April 30th deadline set by Albertson's Inc., Boise, which announced a chainwide produce-safety program last December.Organizations

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (FNS) -- Trade associations representing grower/shippers of fresh produce items are pushing retailers to adopt a single, nationwide standard for produce safety that suppliers could use for all supermarkets.

The protest came as growers are attempting to meet the April 30th deadline set by Albertson's Inc., Boise, which announced a chainwide produce-safety program last December.

Organizations like the Western Growers Association, based here, are urging reta

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