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GFSI: When your reputation is on the line, food safety matters

We take the lead in the industry when it comes to food safety, for us, it’s priority one. Joe Stoner, our Regional Director of Food Safety, took some time to tell us what food safety means to FreshPoint. What does GFSI certification mean to FreshPoint? “This globally accepted certification for FreshPoint shows our dedication to...

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The head of a lion, but mild as a lamb: Shishito peppers

Today we’re going to talk about Shishito peppers. As you can see, the head of the Shishito pepper looks just like the head of a lion, I guess. Shishito peppers are a mild pepper—you can eat them raw, but most people cook them. The cool thing about them is they’re thin-skinned, so they can be...

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From ancient low-tech to modern day high-tech, the power of corn

From the summer grill to your holiday centerpiece, corn is perhaps the most versatile crop grown today. It’s also one of the oldest and most sacred crops grown in the world. Thought to have been first cultivated 8,700 years in Mexico’s Central Balsas River Valley, corn, or maize, became a critically important food crop.  Why?...

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Maria Elisa Vollmer

Apprentice Diary: Entry One—Integrating a passion for sustainability

When we talk about sustainability, we don’t just mean the environment—our employees are our greatest asset and the foundation to our great success. We work with internships, local schools and colleges for placement, and various in-house leadership programs throughout the year, developing people with a passion for produce. In this diary series, Maria Elisa Vollmer...

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The best tasting, sweetest corn we’ve found

The corn grown in the Brentwood area of California’s Sacramento River Delta is the best tasting, sweetest corn we’ve found. Known as Brentwood corn, this product has the well-deserved reputation across the country as the benchmark against which all other corn is measured. However, all Brentwood corn is not created equal! Over the past eight...

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FreshPoint Central California Hosts Congressional Roundtable

TURLOCK, Calif. —  FreshPoint Central California recently hosted a food service industry roundtable with U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA), who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Representatives from FreshPoint, Sysco, Dot Foods, Vistar, Foster Farms, and McLane participated in the event, which covered a wide range of topics including infrastructure investment, shortage of qualified...

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Florida Lychee

Florida Lychee: limited season, limitless flavor

We are super excited that lychee are now in season. On the outside here you can see why some people would call them the Chinese strawberry, because it looks like a strawberry, with a bumpy leathery skin, but on the inside we have this perfumy, flowery, aromatic (flesh), that looks like a little peeled grape....

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A Remarkable Tomato Partnership

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee recognizes Sysco and FreshPoint as a Harvester of Hope Vision Partner.  The partnership between Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and Sysco/FreshPoint goes back almost 26 years with consistent gifts of food and funds that have impacted thousands of food insecure individuals in Middle and West Tennessee....

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FreshPoint Central Florida Preston Fletcher receiving the Good Citizenship Award from The Orlando Police Department.

FreshPoint Central FL Presented Good Citizenship Award by Orlando PD

ORLANDO – The City of Orlando Police Department recently presented FreshPoint Central Florida with a Good Citizenship Award. This was in recognition of the support provided to first responders and others in the community who worked so tirelessly to render immediate aid and then longer-term assistance to help heal the community, following last June’s terrorist...

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Sysco and FreshPoint Recognized for Advocating Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables

HOUSTON – For the third consecutive year, Sysco and FreshPoint received the Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation’s Role Model Award. This award recognizes public and private organizations for outstanding efforts in increasing the visibility, recognition and impact of the “Fruits & Veggies—More Matters” national health campaign. PBH is a national non-profit organization whose mission...

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Carrot tops, one chef’s trash is another chef’s pesto.

I’ve said it before…I love cooking with “trash!” I still haven’t found a use for the white pith on a pepper, lemon seeds, or the twist tie that holds baby vegetables together, but I can use just about anything else. In my line if work, I don’t only get to cook with delicious vegetables, but...

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