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United Fresh: A Fresh-Cut for the Future

With the produce industry recovering from a spate of food safety issues this summer, United’s Fresh-Cut Processor Board has set an agenda that... continue reading »

‘Wall of Fresh’ is candy store of fresh-cut produce

A “Wall of Fresh” is proving to be a big draw for customers at the recently opened flagship Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. ... 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 »

On the Road with Fresh Cut

Recently, I have had the opportunity to hit the road and visit a variety of fresh-cut operations. Being relatively new in my job and to the field of... 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 »

Making the cut

If you really want to know what’s for dinner, ask a chef. They are the professionals who make the calls about which food items make it to the ... 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 »

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 »

Fresh & Easy

Toronto-based Tiffany Gate Foods has expanded its reach across North America. And the company did it without having to build a single additional p... continue reading »

Produce merchandising is key

Tom Baffes and his staff were emphasizing fresh produce at County Fair Foods in Chicago before it was cool. Of the store's approximately 8,000 square ... continue reading »