Equipment

FDA guidelines: Sword or shield in food-related litigation?

Americans’ increased consumption of fresh produce brings increased risks in terms of the number of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses and related l... continue reading »

Data tracking is key to optimizing freshness

Temperature swings during processing, shipping or display reduce the shelf life of fresh-cut produce and can make the products less desirable to the e... continue reading »

Showcase: Coring, Trimming and Peeling Equipment

Heat and Control
Heat and Control's patented new VersaPeel multi-stage batch peeler significantly reduces peel loss and improves finished pr... 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 »

Readers Respond

As we continue to try to improve Fresh Cut, I’m always looking for reader comments – and many of you have responded to my requests with e-ma... continue reading »

Fresh Focus: Getting Americans to Think Produce

As I was strolling through the grocery store after Halloween, I noticed a lot of baking ingredients stacked in the center aisle for attention. Apparen... continue reading »

Showcase: Washing and Drying Equipment

New Continuous Dryer for Delicate Products from Turatti NATuratti NA has developed a highly efficient system for drying leafy product without mechanic... continue reading »

Showcase: PMA Exhibitors

AirOcare

AirOcare provides air purification systems for the produce industry. AirOcare's purification systems reduce product loss... continue reading »

Washington’s Stemilt Growers adds flavor to fresh-cut apple slices

Stemilt Growers introduced a new take on fresh-cut fruit at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in October.

The... continue reading »

Showcase: Product Shelf Life Extension

New Retail Containers for Fresh-cut Fruit and Vegetables – Technology Delivers 10- to 14-Day Shelf Life
A new line of retail packaging ... continue reading »