Poll results: How the government shutdown affected produce industry
Although it’s over, it appears the shutdown affected produce industry businesses to varying degrees.
A recent poll by The Packer shows that of the 44 participants, 34% said that the government shutdown had not affected their businesses. Others said they faced serious difficulties in both day-to-day operations and long-term planning.
Eighteen percent of respondents said that food safety and inspections were a significant part of their business being affected by the shutdown.
Another 18% of respondents stated that other factors of the government shutdown affected their business. We would like to hear from our readers. If you'd like to go into more detail with your response, submit a form to us here.
Interested in reading more? Check out the article Update: How the government shutdown is affecting the produce industry.