Inventor’s Machine Finds World Market

From his base in North Hatfield, Mass., population 3,500, Ron Widelo is making international connections when it comes to fresh-cut butternut squash... continue reading »

Back to School with Fresh Produce

Students are back in school, and DNO Produce is hard at work. The Columbus, Ohio-based produce distributor and fresh-cut processor has been buildi... continue reading »

A Fresh Start

The Tedesco family’s roots may be in farming, but they continue to blossom as processors of fresh-cut produce and related products. In 2008,... continue reading »

Traceability: Connecting the Dots

As outbreaks of bacterial contamination in produce keep popping up, public confidence is being tested — and so is the effectiveness of traceab... continue reading »

Quality Assurance Depends on Equipment, Systems

Welcome to the world of quality assurance (QA) in fresh-cut produce. Regulators mandate it, customers expect it and fresh-cut processors and shipper... continue reading »

Going green saves green: Food processors work with utilities to save energy

Spending money to save money also means saving energy at Bolthouse Farms’ processing facility in Prosser, Wash. Jim Robbins, vice president ... continue reading »

From local to global

Alessandro Turatti shares a bittersweet story about his great-grandmother. All of her life, he said, she had one wish: to see the sea. It never ha... continue reading »

All About Atmosphere: Extending shelf life of fresh-cut produce

The goal: extended shelf life of fresh-cut produce. The enemy: ethylene gas produced by ripening fruit and vegetables that causes spoilage and dec... continue reading »

Sanitation first

Sanitation is kind of like buying socks — not terribly exciting, but oh-so-necessary.And sanitation will be front and center during the 17th a... continue reading »

USDA value-added producer grants help seed new ventures

USDA recently awarded $40.2 million in value-added producer grants to 298 recipients in 44 states and Puerto Rico. According to USDA, the grant pr... continue reading »