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Special  –  Post-Harvest 2018


Microsoft and Bühler looking to close the chain

Bühler is set to unveil digital technologies that include minimizing toxic contamination, reducing food waste and increasing end product quality across the whole food value chain as part of a new partnership with Microsoft. The new digital solutions and services will be presented at the Microsoft booth at.....

Solidus Solutions, solid cardboard trays for Chinese vegetables:

"After all, you want your product to reach the customer in perfect order"

Solidus Solutions has developed packaging for various kinds of Chinese vegetables. They did this in cooperation with Freshchoi BV. The packaging has a moisture-resistant coating and offset printing. This makes it clearly recognisable in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector.According to Lauran Jansen, Sales.....

Relaunch of kits with new blends to target a wider consumer base

Chopped kits are biggest segment in salad category

Mother Nature has to provide the raw materials: the results are packaged for convenience and marketed in the bagged salad category. More and more people are choosing to eat at home, driving sales for chopped salad kits and lessening the frequency of restaurant consumption. Chopped Kits have been responsible.....

NASA using Modified Atmosphere Packaging to send produce into space

PEAKfresh USA today announces that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is utilizing PEAKfresh produce bags on its latest resupply mission via SpaceX CRS-14. The launch successfully took place Monday, April 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. EDT from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and will.....

Ultra-thin MA film seeks to revolutionize packaging

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) has been around for three decades already and in recent years it's gained acceptance as the market appreciates its performance preserving the freshness of fresh produce and reducing waste in the logistic chain. Alongside with the benefits also comes the cost which is.....

Nanocomposites improve tomato and peach shelf life

A food packaging material consisting of bacterial cellulose impregnated with silver nanoparticles has proved successful in doubling the shelf life of fresh tomatoes.Silver nanoparticles, known for their antimicrobial properties, were incorporated into bacterial cellulose prepared using Gluconacetobacter.....

Italy: Only three hours between harvesting and freezing

The Agrifood Abruzzo freezing facility is located in the Fucino plain and is surrounded by 14 thousand hectares producing all kinds of vegetables. "It only takes us three hours to freeze vegetables after they are harvested, which is very good when it comes to quality," explains director Gianluca Del.....

Marc Pajotin, Frais Emincés:

“Vegetable spaghetti is now a consumer product”

The French company Frais Emincés has been commercialising fresh cut vegetables for about twenty years. Recently the company broadened its product range by offering vegetable spaghetti. The different spaghetti are made of sweet potato, zucchini, butternut squash and carrot. Marc Pajotin, Frais Émincés: “The.....

Italy: Strawberries reach consumers in 24 hours

Strawberries from Basilicata go from the field to shelf in just 24 hours. Such organised logistics is a point of strength for the production hub and is just as important as the climate, crop technique and organisation in general.Franco Greco with his wife Donata"Producers bring me their produce in the.....

Blockchain and cryptocurrency to usher in new era for supply chains

Major shippers of perishables are expecting a widespread adoption of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in the next decade. At the recent TPM conference in Long Beach, Chayenne Wiskerke, chief executive of Wiskerke Onions, the world’s largest shipper of onions, said cryptocurrencies could potentially.....

Non-invasive tool to assess fruit ripeness

As tropical fruit becomes more and more popular, consumers need to find fruit that is of better quality and ready to eat. Technology can help assess the degree of ripeness without damaging the fruit.Fruit Firm Meter"Thanks to the Durometer, we can assess the degree of ripeness of many types of fruit in a.....

Thailand: Call to innovation in climate controlled post-harvest

30% to 40% fresh product loss is caused due to limited cold chain facilitation. Exporters of fresh tropical fruits are investing in post-harvest and cold chain solutions. One of Thailand’s leading tropical fruit exporters is calling for solutions, taking up on the first challenge is efficiency and.....

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Special Post-Harvest at HortiDaily this month

This month, we will pay more attention to post-harvest techniques, processes and products. Also in FloralDaily and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and bloemen- en planten newsletter this subject will be highlighted. The articles related to post-harvest are published in a Special box, named Special.....