January/February 2023

3 produce safety research projects to watch in 2023

McEntire Produce Inc. looks at fresh produce food safety through the lens of a family-run business: Are we comfortable feeding our products to our friends and family?

How artificial intelligence is transforming the produce industry

Artificial intelligence software is everywhere these days. It’s used to inform smart assistants such as Alexa and Siri.

Powering the process: Retorts help steer products to market

When Jeff Rome decided to scale up his family sauerkraut business, he quickly learned he would need more advanced equipment.

Pressure points: High pressure processing excels with produce

Nearly 20 years ago, Good Foods founder Kurt Penn saw what he believed to be the future of food processing technology.

Safeguarding produce from viruses through active packing technologies

In the produce sector, assuring freshness and safety has long been a leading concern of processors, distributors and brands. Conventional mitigation strategies focus on wash interventions and food safety plans to mitigate risk of foodborne illness outbreaks.

Starting a processing line: Plan, plan and plan some more

Washing, slicing, dicing, chopping and peeling are just some terms that come to mind when talking about frozen and fresh produce processing. But do you know how to start, and what you need to do, before you chop, dice and slice?

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