Food Safety

California marketing board releases first audit

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) released its first audit report since the group was formed in 2007. A total of 368 audits were ... continue reading »

Studies point to deficiencies in food safety in leafy greens

Foodborne illnesses resulting from leafy green products have increased more than consumption over the past 35 years, according to the Centers for Dise... continue reading »

Being Red or Blue

Are you in a red or a blue state? How about your county – is it red or blue?

Every four years, we as Americans elect a leade... continue reading »

Marketing Food Safety and Food Security

It’s not sexy to tout your food safety program. But is it smart? Absolutely.

Many people inside our industry have grown tir... continue reading »

Looking into the Future

USDA released its agricultural projections through 2017 in February, and the report indicates that agriculture - and the fresh-cut industry by inferen... continue reading »

Family-owned shipper expands fresh-cut operations

When Scott Danner, chief operating officer for Kansas City, Kan.-based Liberty Fruit Co., told owner and CEO Arnold Caviar that he needed to expand th... continue reading »

Sam’s Club suppliers not using RFID may face service charges

WalMart has aggressively been implementing radio frequency identification into its stores and distribution centers, and now its warehouse store, Sam&#... continue reading »

Cruise line looks for solution to rotten produce problem

David Mizer doesn’t pull any punches, and he’s calling the produce industry “shy.”

Mizer is vice presiden... continue reading »

Fresh Focus: Call an Audible When a Recall Occurs

So you think you’re ready for a product recall? You’ve probably conducted annual mock recalls over the years and have a written plan that th... continue reading »

Sandstone Marketing targets value-added niche

When Milas Russell Jr., a melon grower in Arizona and California, looked at the fresh-cut industry in the early 1990s, he didn’t see it as a viab... continue reading »