With more sustainable packages appearing on store shelves, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods seeks an industry perspective from Brian McGlynn, a 30-year-plus food packaging industry veteran who has worked with all types of packaging materials.
Listeria monocytogenes is a pathogenic bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild illness or, in some cases, a severe life-threatening disease. Some of the foods that have been implicated in listeria outbreaks have been ready-to-eat foods (RTE), which sometimes can support the growth of the organism to high numbers.
For a few days, it was the nation’s largest new vehicle showroom. When the Material Handling Industry Association hosted its ProMat 2009 convention this January at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the event gave 300,000 square feet of exhibition space, in part, to new lift truck technologies.
Mixtures. Blends. It’s certainly not a new concept to any fresh-cut salad processor. Nor is it new to Fresh Express’ parent Chiquita Brands International Inc., Cincinnati, which reported mixed results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.