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Dole introduces line of all-natural chopped salads

Dole is set to launch the industry’s first all-natural (containing no artificial colors, flavors or ingredients) chopped salad line to include both kits and blends. All Natural Dole Chopped Salads – consisting of three all-natural chopped salad kits formulated with kale and two chopped salad blends, all industry firsts – arrive in stores in mid-September 2013. The Chipotle & Cheddar Chopped Salad Kit combines cheddar cheese and cheddar tortilla strips with crunchy green and red…  » Read more

Ready Pac to display award finalists at United Fresh

Ready Pac will exhibit its two award finalists along with other featured products at this year’s United Fresh 2013 show in San Diego, May 14-16. The custom Peel and Reseal Clamshell Film has been nominated for the Best New Packaging award. The film is designed to be easy to open, tamper-evident and keeps lettuce fresh while using about one-third less plastic, which allows an extra layer on each pallet during transport. Bistro Fruit Salads have…  » Read more

Apio launches Eat Smart Ginger Bok Choy salad kit

Apio is introducing its new Eat Smart Ginger Bok Choy vegetable salad kit. The salad is available in 12-ounce bags nationwide and will be sold starting in April. The salad contains six vegetables recognized for their nutritional value: sugar snap peas, carrots, Napa cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, and red cabbage. The vegetables are combined with roasted peanuts, included in a separate pack to add crunch and additional flavor, and a ginger dressing that brings out…  » Read more

Ready Pac releases fresh-cut salad guide

Ready Pac Foods has introduced its “Fresh Cut Salad Guide,” which contains varietal information about lettuce types used in salads and recipes for their use. The guide describes more than 20 different types of lettuce, identifying colors, flavors and textures that make each leaf unique. The guide gives advice on optimal lettuce pairings to complement desired recipes and meal occasions. “With so many different offerings in the produce department, the salad category can be overwhelming.”…  » Read more

Mann Packing launches Veggie Mac-n-Cheese line

Mann Packing Company, a pioneer of the fresh-cut vegetable category with products like Broccoli Wokly, Broccoli Cole Slaw and Sugar Snap Peas to its credit is bringing another new-to-the world concept to the produce department with the first ever Veggie Mac-n-Cheese kid-friendly meal solution. The product line includes four flavor profiles using market-leader Sargento cheese: Classic Cheddar, Bacon & Cheddar, Fiesta Cheddar and White Cheddar. Each cheese sauce is coupled with fresh vegetables and a…  » Read more

Ready Pac helps hunger relief charity

Ready Pac Foods is partnering with hunger relief charity Feeding America for a Facebook campaign focused on their new Disney-themed Cool Cuts salads and mini-meals for kids called “Like to Fight Hunger.” Now through Dec. 31, 2012, Facebook users are encouraged to “like” Ready Pac Cool Cuts page and for each “like,” Ready Pac will donate one dollar, equivalent to eight meals, to Feeding America. During the campaign, Ready Pac will donate up to 250,000…  » Read more
Del Monte Fresh launches avocado pulp four-pack

Del Monte Fresh launches avocado pulp four-pack

Del Monte Fresh Hass Avocado Pulp 2-oz. 4 Pack is now being sold at national retail chains. The ready-to-eat and preservative- and additive-free avocado product is designed for consumers on the go and sized to serve as a quick sandwich spread, go into a school lunchbox, or to be used as a single-serve dip. “Avocado and fresh guacamole products have seen incredible growth in the last few years and there is still room for development,”…  » Read more