July/August 2021

‘Ugly’ produce yields attractive results

Have you ever passed over that imperfect apple, those misshapen bell peppers or “ugly” tomatoes in the grocery store?

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Canning industry focused on drawing new customers

Canned goods don’t always have the best reputation with consumers, but many of the more common beliefs are nothing more than myths. The truth is, though, that canned goods are nutritional and convenient.

COVID shows need for flexibility in packaging

If the COVID-19 crisis taught us anything it’s that preparing for the unexpected is crucial to the success of any business.

Cyclospora: What can the produce industry do now?

The intestinal parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis is a growing food safety priority for the fresh produce industry. C. cayetanensis is the only Cyclospora species that causes illness in humans.

Labor, infrastructure, nutrition to highlight United Fresh’s Washington Conference

Hundreds of produce leaders will gather in person to meet with key policymakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

Virginia Produce Company utilizes high-speed wrappers to expand

The Virginia Produce Company (VPC) has created a business model for the wholesale distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables that’s simple, yet extremely effective by allowing everyone to concentrate on their strengths.

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