Food Safety

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 »

Reinforcing Good Ideas

I stopped in at my local supermarket to pick up a few items the other day. Since it was a quick trip and I only needed four items (per the list given ... continue reading »

Presidential Politics

The election cycle has been vicious getting to this point, but now that it’s over the produce industry has to move forward and work with a new ad... continue reading »

Food safety, convenience drive innovation in fresh-cut packaging

Packaging in fresh-cut produce can be as important as the product inside. The package not only acts as a preserving agent, often serving as a barrier ... continue reading »