Food Safety

Family-owned shipper expands fresh-cut operations

When Scott Danner, chief operating officer for Kansas City, Kan.-based Liberty Fruit Co., told owner and CEO Arnold Caviar that he needed to expand th... continue reading »

Sam’s Club suppliers not using RFID may face service charges

WalMart has aggressively been implementing radio frequency identification into its stores and distribution centers, and now its warehouse store, Sam&#... continue reading »

Cruise line looks for solution to rotten produce problem

David Mizer doesn’t pull any punches, and he’s calling the produce industry “shy.”

Mizer is vice presiden... continue reading »

Fresh Focus: Call an Audible When a Recall Occurs

So you think you’re ready for a product recall? You’ve probably conducted annual mock recalls over the years and have a written plan that th... continue reading »

Sandstone Marketing targets value-added niche

When Milas Russell Jr., a melon grower in Arizona and California, looked at the fresh-cut industry in the early 1990s, he didn’t see it as a viab... continue reading »

Some segments see triple-digit increases

Fresh produce as a whole is a growing market, but the fresh-cut segment is outperforming the category. Produce as a whole is a $70 billion industry, a... continue reading »

The State of Fresh-Cut

The fresh-cut industry is continuing to grow, driven by a need for convenience.

Foodservice establishments are looking for cr... continue reading »

Start the New Year Right – Visit Your Suppliers

The beginning of a new year always brings optimism. Many people think January wipes the slate clean from problems you may have encountered over the pa... continue reading »

Convenience drives fresh-cut produce packaged with carbs and proteins

The fresh-cut industry may have started with plain lettuce washed and bagged, but it’s grown into a multi-billion dollar industry that is increas... continue reading »

Food Safety: Accountability Counts

Topps Meat Company was the largest producer of frozen hamburger patties in the United States until last month. After a USDA investigation into a natio... continue reading »