Sensory evaluation useful in marketing fresh-cut produce

Quality is the No. 1 factor when it comes to increasing American consumption of fruits and vegetables. Consumers who are disappointed with a product w... continue reading »

USDA Considering National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) entered a notice in the Federal Register Oct. 4 that the agency is considering a national marketing a... continue reading »

Known for Artichokes, Grower is Innovative in Leafy Greens, Too

Castroville, Calif., is called the Artichoke Capital of the World, so it’s only natural that the biggest name in artichokes, Ocean Mist Farms, wo... continue reading »

Process Adds Safety; Consumer Acceptance Increasing

FDA is considering a rule change concerning irradiated products: If the irradiation does not change the taste or texture of the product, then it would... continue reading »

Cold Chain Begins Before Processing Starts

The fresh-cut fruit and vegetable cold chain is all about quality.

As the food distribution system has developed over the years &... continue reading »

Gills Onions looks to retail to expand business

Although organic onions make up only a small part of Gills Onions’ business, the company is looking to expand its retail offerings with organic p... continue reading »

Leafy Greens Board Releases Service Mark

The California Leafy Green Handler Marketing Board released a new service mark that will appear on the bills of lading of member companies.
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Traceability Provides More Than Safety

One of the most important tasks we face in the produce industry is creating viable traceback systems. During the spinach outbreak last fall, it was pa... continue reading »

A Traveling Man

The past two months found me in Palm Springs, Calif., for United FreshTech and Chicago for United Fresh Marketplace. The two shows were as different a... continue reading »

Salmonella Find Prompts Sprout Recall

Salad Cosmo U.S.A., Dixon, Calif., is recalling packages of alfalfa sprouts after routine testing found salmonella in alfalfa seeds, according to the ... continue reading »