Food Safety

Initiative pushes for common, interchangeable audit measures

One food safety event can shake consumer confidence in the food supply, and it can take years to rebuild that lost confidence. According to a recent s... continue reading »

National Promotions, Global Safety

There are some exciting things happening in the produce industry that are bigger than any one segment of the market.

The firs... continue reading »

Keeping Foods Safe and Bacteria Free

Aug. 3, 2009 - Eating food contaminated with bacteria can cause serious illness. In 2006, at least 276 people became ill and three deaths we... continue reading »

New York processor focuses on growing fresh-cut segment

J. Kings Foodservice Professionals Inc. has been in business since 1974 when it was founded by John King, and has been processing fresh-cut fruits and... continue reading »

Federal agency finds recordkeeping lacking in food bought at retail

Recent foodborne outbreaks have brought into question the ability of FDA to track down the source of a contaminated product due to inadequate recordke... continue reading »

Economics of Safety

The fresh-cut industry has largely been spared from the recent devastating recalls in peanut products and pistachios, but there’s an indirect con... continue reading »

Indianapolis Fruit Co. launches three branding initiatives for retail

Indianapolis Fruit Co. has long been supplying whole and fresh-cut produce to foodservice customers in the Midwest, but retail products are a growing ... continue reading »

Regional distributor expands fresh-cut operation

Baldor Specialty Foods, in the Bronx borough of New York City, started up 16 years ago with only a “handful” of employees, said Michael Muzy... continue reading »

One Bad Apple

The old saying, “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch,” is particularly apt when looking at the various inputs in today’s packaged cons... continue reading »

Foodservice provider builds value into its supply chain

Sysco is the largest foodservice distributor in the United States with sales of $38 billion a year. The company employs more than 8,000 sales and has ... continue reading »