Food Safety

Public Relations

An immediate reporting and traceback system is essential to finding food-related disease outbreaks and ending them quickly. The ongoing tomato crisis ... continue reading »

Is Fresh-Cut Worth the Price

Don’t let the headline scare you or make you write nasty e-mails to Fresh Cut magazine or me. Yes, they definitely are worth the price. But becau... continue reading »

Las Vegas distributor and processor grows into modern, upscale plant

Step inside the new lobby of Las Vegas-based Get Fresh Sales Inc., and you might think you’ve stepped into a trendy club. A polished concrete flo... continue reading »

Fuel prices, regulations make shipping tough on processors

Rising diesel fuel prices are driving trucking companies out of business and raising rates with additional fuel surcharges. But the trucking and produ... continue reading »

Import alert leads to fresh, fresh-cut product recalls

On March 22, FDA issued a rarely used import alert on Honduran-grown cantaloupe that the agency believed was contaminated with Salmonella litchfield, ... continue reading »

Local Produce is More Than a Fad

Everywhere I turn, there is mention of local produce. My grocery store touts its local grower heritage, and many upscale restaurants provide mouth-wat... continue reading »

Duda Farm Fresh moves into new fresh-cut facility

Duda Farm Fresh Foods has been growing, packing and shipping celery for more than 80 years, but as the demands of retail customers changed, the compan... continue reading »

Being Red or Blue

Are you in a red or a blue state? How about your county – is it red or blue?

Every four years, we as Americans elect a leade... continue reading »

Fresh Focus: Marketing Food Safety and Food Security – Part II

Last month, we briefly discussed marketing your food safety and security plans through your web site, newsletters and advertising. Let’s go a bi... continue reading »

California marketing board releases first audit

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) released its first audit report since the group was formed in 2007. A total of 368 audits were ... continue reading »