Food Safety

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 »

Fresh Focus: Pathogen Testing for Safety

Since the E. coli outbreak on spinach last fall, there has been a lot of discussion about raw and finished product testing for leafy greens and other ... continue reading »

Texas Two-Step

The 2007 Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit will mark a number of “seconds” for me.

It will be the second Fres... continue reading »

Known for Artichokes, Grower is Innovative in Leafy Greens, Too

Castroville, Calif., is called the Artichoke Capital of the World, so it’s only natural that the biggest name in artichokes, Ocean Mist Farms, wo... continue reading »

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 »