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Produce Processing 7: Mira Weigensberg, The Mushroom Benefit
Cutting Edge: Advantages of flexible packaging
School Nutrition 101: Florida’s leaders examine school nutrition programs.
Tomato Turmoil: Freezes in Florida redcue supply, drive prices up.
Improving Tomatoes: Using genetics to build a better tomato.
New Markets for European Fresh-Cuts: Italian processor moves beyond sliced and diced.
Promoting Produce: Can produce ads get the desired results?
From Farm to Fork: Distributors find some returns from traceability investment.
United Fresh 2011: The Big Easy hosts one of produce industry’s largets shows.
Fresh Ideas: Winter Storms
Sustainable Energy: Gills Onions adds to its sustainable power initiative.
Growing the Organic Niche: Studies: Organic market not hurt by recession.
Improving Carrots: Ultraviolet light boosts carrots’ antioxidant value.
Florida Freeze: Low temps hit Florida growers with major losses.
Florida Water Rules: West Florida fruit growers face cold weather challenges.
Behavior Change Through Video Games: Study finds fruit and vegetable consumption can be increased using video games.
Green Packaging: Mature market estimated to grow over next three years.
Editor’s Letter: New Year, New Opportunities
Leafy Green Safety: Arizona project seeks to improve safety of organic leafy greens.
Champion for Ag: Debbie Stabenow to lead Senate Agricultural Committee.
Seed Variety Showcase
Guest Commentary: Insuring for S.510
Storage Practice Effects on E. Coli: Time and temperature impact on growth, survival on leafy greens
Fruit Logistica 2011: World’s leading produce show rolls into Germany in February
Expo & Showcase of Processed Foods: Trade show highlights the best of manufactured foods from California
Bipartisan Politics: Child nutrition, food safety bills fail to pass by election break, but they’re not dead.
Misrepresented in the Media: Growers, processors respond to Dr. Oz program calling fresh produce ‘dangerous.’
A Slice of the Market: CrunchPak expands facilities, rolls out new products and promotions for its 10-year anniversary.
Status Check for Food Safety: PMA’s Whitaker advocates for teamwork between sales and food safety.
The October 2010 issue of Fresh Cut is online.
- Championing Carrots: Growers launch 'Eat 'Em Like Junk Food' campaign
- Captivating Carica: South American fruit reaches customers in North America
- Modernizing cGMPs: FDA should have updated practices in 2011
- A Matter of Taste: Project looks at improving produce flavor, increasing consumption
- Foodservice 2020: Goal of doubling produce use already showing progress
- New Nutrition Labeling: FDA tells chain restaurants how to comply with new rules
- Tomato Aging: Gene leads to longer shelf life for tomatoes
- United Fresh Public Policy Conference Gallery
Research for Leafy Greens: Geo-referenced cartons of lettuce
Federal Cooperation: FDA, CDC and USDA working together to improve food safety
Farmworker Housing: California growers don’t house their workers anymore
Show Previews: United Fresh Public Policy Conference, PMA Fresh Summit
- Sweet Like Candy: Sunset Kidz MiMi Candy Tomatoes are a hit with children
- Traceability Timeline Tweaked: Milestones adjusted
- Health Care Changes: Some new reforms are already here
- Get Cooking: PMA Foodservice Show rolls into Monterey this month
- Creating a Dynamic Sampling System: Fresh Cut webinar explores testing techniques for processors
- Preparing for Surprise Audits: Simple steps to protect a business during and after visits
- A Salad Bar in Every School: Students, industry benefit from United Fresh initiative
- Florida Specialties: Grower-packer expands into fresh-cut green beans
- E. Coli Sourced to Lettuce: FDA traces four-state outbreak to Arizona farm
- Succeeding in a Niche Market: Packaging, logistics key to vending fresh-cuts
- Optics in Food Safety: ARS research looks at lasers to detect pathogens in the field
- United Fresh Recap
- A Food Revolution
- Organics in 2010 Organic sales experienced tremendous growth, but the market began to stabilize in 2008 at high levels of consumer acceptance and use, according to the State of the Organic Consumer 2010 study, released by the Hartman Group in April. About 75 percent of consumers use organic products, and about one-third of those use organics at least monthly, and that hasn’t been affected by the economy.
- Packaging Potatoes In an effort to meet changing consumer demands and lifestyles, L&M Cos. is expanding its microwaveable potatoes to include sweet potatoes, and has introduced new packaging for their microwaveable russet potatoes.
- Your Salad Story The biggest name in fresh-cut salads is entering a new era in its business practices – one of trust and connecting with consumers.