Food Safety

Process Adds Safety; Consumer Acceptance Increasing

FDA is considering a rule change concerning irradiated products: If the irradiation does not change the taste or texture of the product, then it would... continue reading »

Southern Specialties offers variety, vertical integration

Southern Specialties started nearly 20 years ago as an importer of produce from Guatemala, but a food safety scare caused the company to expand its su... continue reading »

Trade Show Booth Development

This article is part four of a multipart report on small business marketing.

It’s that time of year again. Many of us are ma... continue reading »

Traceability Provides More Than Safety

One of the most important tasks we face in the produce industry is creating viable traceback systems. During the spinach outbreak last fall, it was pa... continue reading »

Summer Fun

Some of my fondest memories growing up are visits to amusement parks. Every summer, I would take part in at least one trip – where I would come b... continue reading »

Amusement park feeds millions of visitors each season

In 2006, 335 million people visited more than 600 amusement parks in the United States. That amounts to estimated revenues of $11.5 billion, a $4 bill... continue reading »

New techs pave the way for increased food safety

In the wake of the 2006 outbreak of E. coli in bagged spinach, processors are looking for faster, more accurate testing equipment to catch contaminati... continue reading »

Dole invests in RFID to track produce from the field

Dole Fresh Vegetable launched a produce quality pilot program in March 2006 to see if radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags could improve the qua... continue reading »

City wouldn’t let processor stay or go

B&P Packing Company was between a rock and a hard place. On the one side was the city of Soledad, which wanted the processor to move from its downtown... continue reading »

Produce can learn from the beef industry

Bo Reagan sees the produce industry asking some of the same questions the beef industry started asking in 1993. He should know. As executive director ... continue reading »