PANEL ACKNOWLEDGES PRECUT FRUIT FUTURE HANGS IN THE BALANCE

ATLANTA -- Inconsistent raw supply and a lack of automated technology are two major stumbling blocks for processors on the road to bringing precut fruit into supermarkets.At a packed-house session of the International Fresh-cut Produce Association's convention here, an international panel of speakers acknowledged that the precut fruit business, despite all the hype, still has a long way to go before

ATLANTA -- Inconsistent raw supply and a lack of automated technology are two major stumbling blocks for processors on the road to bringing precut fruit into supermarkets.

At a packed-house session of the International Fresh-cut Produce Association's convention here, an international panel of speakers acknowledged that the precut fruit business, despite all the hype, still has a long way to go before catching up to its older and highly successful sibling, precut vegetables.

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