Fresh-cut sector diversifies in response to new consumer trends

Like many with longtime experience in the produce industry, Kathy Means can remember a time when fresh-cut meant celery and carrot sticks. Not anym... continue reading »

FTNON develops lettuce decoring machine

Food Technology Noord-Oost Nederland (FTNON) has issued a global release of its first robotic decoring machine for iceberg lettuce, the CoreTakr. The ... continue reading »

Country Fresh recalls fresh-cut vegetables

Country Fresh Inc. of Conroe, Texas, is recalling 30,000 cases of various fresh-cut vegetable products, because they have the potential to be contamin... continue reading »

Freshway Foods Fresh-Cut Potatoes. Photo: Freshway Foods

Freshway Foods to introduce fresh-cut potatoes at United Fresh

Freshway Foods will introduce new fresh-cut potatoes at the upcoming United Fresh food show. Freshway’s fresh-cut potatoes are available in severa... continue reading »

Imaging technology detects decay in bagged cut lettuce

We all hate buying bagged salad only to find brown edges on the lettuce. Fresh-cut lettuce sold in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) is a desirable ... continue reading »

NWPB finalizes watermelon cutting, shelf life study

To better understand the cutting, yield and shelf-life of watermelon, the National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) conducted a cutting, yield, and s... continue reading »

Researchers finding ways to improve shelf life of fresh-cut peppers

Fresh-cut peppers are handy for snacking and in reducing meal-preparation time for consumers. But sometimes that freshness is short-lived. Though c... continue reading »

A fresher vegetable: re-evaluating how food is stored

[caption id="attachment_5514" align="alignright" width="300"] Elliot Ryser is part of an MSU research team studying the impact of sanitizers and gases... continue reading »

Ready Pac launches line of protein salad kits

Ready Pac Foods has launched a new premium line of protein-packed salads with grilled chicken. The all-new Bistro Salad Kits with Grilled Chicken are ... continue reading »

Ready Pac launches new elevĀte product line

To meet growing consumer demand for fresh, clean and nutrient-rich meal options, Ready Pac Foods announces the launch of a revolutionary new brand -- ... continue reading »