Chiquita Brands International hosted a conference in Belgium to address the safety and security of the international banana industry.

Chiquita hosts safety conference

The Banana Trade Law Enforcement Conference, held in Antwerp, was hosted by Cincinnati-based Chiquita with the aim of working with industry partners and law enforcement agencies to secure shipping vessels all along the supply chain, according to a Chiquita news release.

“A safe and secure supply chain across the globe is of vital importance to Chiquita’s business and the security of the countries in which we operate,” Chiquita’s chairman and chief executive officer, Fernando Aguirre, said in the release. “It’s not just our responsibility to ensure our products move through the supply chain as quickly as possible, but it is also our duty to collaborate with government agencies in securing our ports and the vessel and cargo that travel through them.”