Packaging

Sensory evaluation useful in marketing fresh-cut produce

Quality is the No. 1 factor when it comes to increasing American consumption of fruits and vegetables. Consumers who are disappointed with a product w... 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 »

Cold Chain Begins Before Processing Starts

The fresh-cut fruit and vegetable cold chain is all about quality.

As the food distribution system has developed over the years &... continue reading »

Gills Onions looks to retail to expand business

Although organic onions make up only a small part of Gills Onions’ business, the company is looking to expand its retail offerings with organic p... 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 »

A Traveling Man

The past two months found me in Palm Springs, Calif., for United FreshTech and Chicago for United Fresh Marketplace. The two shows were as different a... continue reading »

E. coli bacteria a persistent threat to leafy greens crops

In a display of detective skills worthy of Sherlock Holmes, state and federal investigators hunted down the bacteria that caused 205 people in 26 stat... continue reading »

FDA guidelines: Sword or shield in food-related litigation?

Americans’ increased consumption of fresh produce brings increased risks in terms of the number of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses and related l... continue reading »

Fresh-cut processor expands with 160,000-square-foot facility

There’s one moment that has come to define McEntire Produce.

“We had a customer ask us to start shredding lettuce ... continue reading »

Military research points to the future of fresh-cut

The United States military has soldiers across the country, and each branch is tasked with feeding them healthy meals. Because fruits and vegetables a... continue reading »