Equipment

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 »

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 »

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 »

Additions include organic, value-added

In its 25 years, F&S Produce Co., Rosenhayn, N.J., has grown from a seasonal grower/processor to a fresh produce distributor, frozen processor and fre... continue reading »

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 »