Food Safety

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 »

Amusement park feeds millions of visitors each season

In 2006, 335 million people visited more than 600 amusement parks in the United States. That amounts to estimated revenues of $11.5 billion, a $4 bill... continue reading »

Produce can learn from the beef industry

Bo Reagan sees the produce industry asking some of the same questions the beef industry started asking in 1993. He should know. As executive director ... continue reading »

A Traveling Man

The past two months found me in Palm Springs, Calif., for United FreshTech and Chicago for United Fresh Marketplace. The two shows were as different a... continue reading »

Marketing with Newsletters

Business marketing today encompasses so much more than just 20 years ago.

Your customer is inundated with information as never ... continue reading »

Dole invests in RFID to track produce from the field

Dole Fresh Vegetable launched a produce quality pilot program in March 2006 to see if radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags could improve the qua... continue reading »

City wouldn’t let processor stay or go

B&P Packing Company was between a rock and a hard place. On the one side was the city of Soledad, which wanted the processor to move from its downtown... continue reading »

E. coli bacteria a persistent threat to leafy greens crops

In a display of detective skills worthy of Sherlock Holmes, state and federal investigators hunted down the bacteria that caused 205 people in 26 stat... continue reading »