All About Atmosphere: Extending shelf life of fresh-cut produce

The goal: extended shelf life of fresh-cut produce. The enemy: ethylene gas produced by ripening fruit and vegetables that causes spoilage and dec... continue reading »

Fresh Cut & Foodservice

Consumers aren’t backing off from their desire for fresher, healthier and longer-lasting food items, from single people stocking their refrige... continue reading »

Industry Comes Together at United Fresh 2012

United Fresh 2012 was a whirlwind of energy, innovation, information and connecting for the 4,500 who attended May 1-3. It was standing room only ... continue reading »

Toolkit has designs on Fresh Cut

Fresh-cut produce comes in all shapes and sizes. In bags and in containers. Designed with colorful and multiple graphics, or simple, maybe only bear... continue reading »

From industry to kitchen

My father was cooking on Mother’s Day, as he does every year. Everything was ready except the salad. He reached in the fridge and pulled out a... continue reading »

Innovations in Packaging

Packaging for fresh-cut produce has entered an era of show and tell — in every sense. Customers typically have been able to see what they ar... continue reading »

Equipment design

The produce industry has had its share of food safety challenges in recent years. But it’s not alone. Speaking during an education session... continue reading »

Making traceability work

It can be a long way from farm to table. And a lot of things can happen along the journey. With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) calling for a... continue reading »

Day 1 at United Fresh 2012 in Dallas: Optimism, work to do

What a full first day at United Fresh 2012 in Dallas. From the opening breakfast featuring a presentation on the future of food retailing by Harris Te... continue reading »

Artichokes are ready for microwave

Virtually every type of fruit and vegetable has been processed into a value-added product in recent years, as growers and processors rush to meet the ... continue reading »