The dog days of summer arrived a bit early for shippers of California grapes and tree fruit, but strong quality and big volume leave the door open for ample promotion opportunities through August and September.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide linked to fresh-cut melons distributed by Caito Foods LLC is over, but health officials were unable to find a common source.
Consumer survey data from The Packer’s Fresh Trends 2018 reveals cantaloupe is nearly twice as popular with women compared with men, and sales of the melon skew heavily toward older, high-income consumers.
Caito Foods, Indianapolis, is recalling fresh-cut honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon products shipped to retailers in nine states after health authorities linked them to a salmonella outbreak that sickened 60 people.
As a corollary to the latest episode of Millennials Eat, a series that explores the produce age gaps for various fruits and vegetables, Amelia Freidline demonstrates the easy way to cut up a cantaloupe.