Before reaching the processing stage, fruit has a long road to travel. Unfortunately, much of it is lost along the way.
With so many issues to overcome, the need for food and beverage companies to adopt the most effective processes to ensure labels are accurate, available and compliant has never been greater.
Every year, Produce Processing visits international trade shows around the world to get a handle on the next big food trends.
Nearly three years ago, Great Lakes Potato Chip Co. owner Chris Girrbach ran into potato breeder David Douches at an event where the latter was showcasing his work.
The practice of dehydrating potatoes for later consumption started during World War II as a way to give soldiers in the field a more stable means of food. Not long after the war, when Idaho was fast becoming the top potato-producing state in the U.S., a group of farmers got together and formed their own instant mashed potato company. Idahoan was born.
In recent years there has been a surge of criticism against plastic packaging and the damage it does to the planet.
Jim Pittas has been a part of PMMI for 20 years, including almost two as president and CEO. Pittas has a long history with one of PMMI’s biggest annual events — PACK EXPO.
Busy consumers aren’t just looking for healthy on-the-go meals and snacks these days. They want restaurant quality convenience products that require minimal prep time.
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