(July 27) INDIANAPOLIS — By Aug. 7, Indianapolis-based Caito Foods Service Inc. plans to process fresh-cut organics, said Bob Kirch, purchasing director.

Kirch said the U.S. Department of Agriculture is certifying two Caito facilities in Indianapolis and one in New Comerstown, Ohio, for organic fresh-cut processing.

“We’re on the edge of that trend, and our retailers are definitely embracing organics,” Kirch said.

Organic products make up about 5% of the company’s business, and Kirch said he thinks the category will grow.

Still, Kirch said he did not expect fresh-cut organic to grow as much as bulk organic.

The line will feature trays with carrots, celery, cubed and diced tomatoes, butternut squash and acorn squash. Trays could be 12 ounces, 24 ounces, 40 ounces, 1-pound or any size retail demands.