Cold Chain/Logistics

North Carolina Fresh-Cut Processor Looks for More Than Holiday Sales

George Wooten, president of Wayne E. Bailey Produce Company, had the idea for fresh-cut sweet potatoes more than 10 years ago, but it wasn’t unti... continue reading »

ARS Looks at All Aspects of Fresh-Cut Produce


Conveniently packaged fresh-cut fruits and vegetables are showing up in more and more consumer markets. Ready-to-eat sliced apples, for exa... continue reading »

‘New school’ produce guys grow sales at ‘old school’ company

Phil Riggio, CEO of Detroit-based Aunt Mid’s Produce Company, considers himself an “old school” produce man, so he’s letting some ... continue reading »

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 »

Industry slowly recovering after E. coli outbreak

As the investigation into the nationwide outbreak of E. coli in spinach focuses on a small area in California, processors and industry groups nationwi... continue reading »

College students drive change in university foodservice

Colleges and universities make up about 2 percent of total foodservice spending, but the trends in university foodservice could indicate changes to co... continue reading »

An Industry Affected

Just as I sat down at my computer to write this month’s column my e-mail dinged – letting me know I had a new message. Hoping it wasn’t... continue reading »

Package design and cold chain management go hand in hand

Fresh-cut produce is the fastest growing segment of the produce industry, and customers are looking for convenience, freshness, quality and safety whe... continue reading »

Buyer group writes to industry associations, calls for food safety pipeline

Eight produce buyers, representing millions of dollars, are encouraging the produce industry to develop new food safety measures for produce.
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Top Trends for 2007

Another year, another E. coli scare? I certainly hope not, but would anyone be surprised if we face new food safety outbreaks? While our industry tri... continue reading »