UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

The safety of fresh produce is always top-of-mind during the high-volume summer months.Because produce is still largely a commodity-driven business, retailers are especially sensitive because consumers naturally associate the quality of the fresh fruits and vegetables they purchase with the store in which they shop. Safety is of paramount importance.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimates

The safety of fresh produce is always top-of-mind during the high-volume summer months.

Because produce is still largely a commodity-driven business, retailers are especially sensitive because consumers naturally associate the quality of the fresh fruits and vegetables they purchase with the store in which they shop. Safety is of paramount importance.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimates that about 12% of the United States' annual 76 million cases of food poiso

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