When manufacturing foods, one aspect that must never be overlooked is the addition, purposeful or not, of allergenic materials into the food. As a manufacturer, we are required to control for allergens and label our products appropriately. Allergens that are undeclared on the product label account for nearly half, 48% of all recalls, FDA or manufacture initiated...READ MORE
Stone fruit in California has been affected by a few adverse weather events this year. The earliest varieties for the fresh market are just starting to packed. Demand for the fruit should be good from the fresh and processed markets this season.
The California pear looks to be in good shape for the most part this year. Timing of the crop is close to seasonal averages with an expected start around the middle of July.
Good quality plants in the strawberry fields throughout the state of California should allow for a heavy volume of fruit in the next few weeks. Field pricing for strawberry going to processing looks to remain stable for now.
While I couldn’t attend Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim this year, I did follow reporting on the event with interest. Over the years, I’ve come to think of this trade show as an indication of what’s to come in the mainstream food industry, particularly among health-forward food and beverage products...READ MORE