Facility Operations

Partnering to Compete

I’ve always felt that two heads are better than one – at home and at work. Nothing makes a job go more smoothly than sharing your ideas with... continue reading »

Quick-service Restaurants Finding Success with Fresh-cut

With the introduction of its fresh fruit bowl and cup now virtually complete, Wendy’s Restaurants has taken fresh-cut fruit to a whole new level ... continue reading »

Strong Oxidizers Present Alternatives to Chlorine Washes

Chlorine is the most common sanitizer used in fresh-cut fruit and vegetable production. It is an effective sanitizer that has its advantages, but fres... continue reading »

Stop, Look and Listen

The fresh-cut industry cannot live on bagged salad alone. The fresh-cut industry continues to be a driver in the produce sections of retail stores ... continue reading »

Company Finds Pot of Gold With Colorful Produce

Doug Ranno knows you can judge a carrot by its color.

Ranno is the chief operating officer and managing partner of Colorful Harv... continue reading »

When the Outbreak Hit

You know how some people remember exactly what they were doing at certain moments in history – when Princess Diana died, when JFK Jr. was shot, w... continue reading »

IFPA Chairman Sees Industry Consolidation Continuing

With only seven years under his belt, Mark Miller is fairly new to the fresh-cut industry. However, in an industry that’s only about 20 years old... continue reading »

On the ‘Merge’

The hot topic at IFPA Fresh-Cut Expo and the United Produce Show this past month was the merger of the two associations. The merger, approved by 98 pe... continue reading »

Safe and Healthy

I never realized how many products I eat have spinach in them until it was pulled out of the market in September. If you were to ask me, I would proba... continue reading »

Spinach, Leafy Green Still Suffer From Recall

According to a research report released Feb. 5 by Rutgers University Food Policy Institute, the produce industry still has work to do to prevent scena... continue reading »