New Del Monte productsThis article was originally published in Foodnews
DEL Monte Fresh Produce Co, a producer and distributor of fresh and fresh-cut fruit, has launched a new line of bananas and other cut fruit and vegetables packaged specifically for vending, along with a branded dual-temperature Wurlitzer machine for them. The vender allows bananas to be held at ambient temperature while fresh-cut products are refrigerated. The fresh-cut products will be sold in portion sizes ranging from 4oz-6oz and will include pineapple chunks, grapes, apple slices, baby carrots, celery and tomatoes. Some will come with light dips and all contain 120 calories or less. The vending line is currently being tested in Illinois and south Florida. Del Monte hopes to launch nationwide in early 2010.