Cold Chain/Logistics

New Jersey Farm Delves into Microwavable Asparagus

As U.S. asparagus consumption rises, producers are looking for ways to take the mystery out of cooking the vegetable.

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McDonald’s Looks to Fresh-Cut When Creating New Menu Items

McDonald’s Golden Arches is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. But in recent years, the fast food industry has been publicly crit... continue reading »

Fresh-Cut Foodservice

In Fresh Cut this month, we look at the foodservice industry and its relationship with fresh-cut. Foodservice and fresh-cut are natural partners.
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Steps Must Be Taken to Ensure All Points Are Properly Monitored

When it comes to cold chain management, there is one thing to keep in mind: It is a chain. There are many links in this chain, and issues can happen t... continue reading »

FDA Commissioner to Speak at Produce Safety Summit

FDA Chief Andrew von Eschenbach will keynote the opening session at the new Produce Safety Summit in Palm Springs, Calif. The summit will take place A... continue reading »

FDA Releases Fresh-Cut Safety Guidance

FDA released a draft of the final Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables March 12. Although outbreaks asso... continue reading »

IFPA, United Members Approve Merger

Members of the United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association (United) and the International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) have voted in support of... continue reading »

Industry Groups Release Lettuce Safety Guidance Document

The International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA), Produce Marketing Association (PMA), United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association (United) and W... continue reading »

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for the Safe Production of Fresh-Cut Produce

To minimize microbial food safety hazards common to the processing of most fresh-cut fruits and vegetables sold to consumers in a ready-to-eat form, t... continue reading »

Chiquita to Consolidate Midwest Fresh-cut Fruit Processing Capacity

Chiquita Brands International announced Dec. 6 that it would close processing facilities in Manteno, Ill., and Kansas City, Mo., by February 2006 as p... continue reading »