Food Safety

Food Safety: Accountability Counts

Topps Meat Company was the largest producer of frozen hamburger patties in the United States until last month. After a USDA investigation into a natio... continue reading »

Fresh Focus: Pathogen Testing for Safety

Since the E. coli outbreak on spinach last fall, there has been a lot of discussion about raw and finished product testing for leafy greens and other ... continue reading »

Texas Two-Step

The 2007 Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit will mark a number of “seconds” for me.

It will be the second Fres... continue reading »

Known for Artichokes, Grower is Innovative in Leafy Greens, Too

Castroville, Calif., is called the Artichoke Capital of the World, so it’s only natural that the biggest name in artichokes, Ocean Mist Farms, wo... continue reading »

Process Adds Safety; Consumer Acceptance Increasing

FDA is considering a rule change concerning irradiated products: If the irradiation does not change the taste or texture of the product, then it would... continue reading »

Southern Specialties offers variety, vertical integration

Southern Specialties started nearly 20 years ago as an importer of produce from Guatemala, but a food safety scare caused the company to expand its su... continue reading »

Trade Show Booth Development

This article is part four of a multipart report on small business marketing.

It’s that time of year again. Many of us are ma... continue reading »

Summer Fun

Some of my fondest memories growing up are visits to amusement parks. Every summer, I would take part in at least one trip – where I would come b... continue reading »

Traceability Provides More Than Safety

One of the most important tasks we face in the produce industry is creating viable traceback systems. During the spinach outbreak last fall, it was pa... continue reading »

New techs pave the way for increased food safety

In the wake of the 2006 outbreak of E. coli in bagged spinach, processors are looking for faster, more accurate testing equipment to catch contaminati... continue reading »