Fresh-cut fruit products for both retail and food service applications have increasingly appeared in the market place recently. In the coming years, it is commonly perceived that the fresh-cut fruit industry will have unprecedented growth. For this reason, many leading fresh-cut salad manufacturers have targeted development of fresh-cut fruit products as part of their long-term business plans. However, processors of fresh-cut fruit products will face numerous challenges not commonly encountered during fresh-cut vegetable processing. The difficulties encountered with fresh-cut fruit, while not insurmountable, require a new and higher level of technical and operational sophistication.