A prototype computer vision system has been used to identify substandard potatoes. The machine vision system used off-the-shelf hardware to enable affordable detection, identification and quantification of common defects affecting potatoes.
Parwan Valley Mushrooms recently opened its $10 million purpose-built mushroom facility at Parwan, west of Melbourne.
Chefs Pride has launched Smoothie Cubes, fruit- and vegetable-filled frozen cubes for making smoothies. Users simply add 200 mL of milk or fruit juice, blend and serve. They reduce the problems associated with fruit seasonality and are claimed to contain all natural ingredients.
Coles has announced that all of its Coles brand frozen vegetables will now be sourced from Australian vegetable growers. The supermarket giant announced the move in conjunction with vegetable processor Simplot and the Tasmanian government.
Tomato farming operation Basacar Produce entered into voluntary administration on 18 April, costing 41 workers their jobs. Basacar is the third major tomato-growing operation to enter administration in the past 12 months, following SP Exports and Barbera.
AUSVEG, the national peak industry body for Australia’s vegetable and potato growers, has announced that it is running an Education Road Show that will feature seminars on alternative fruit fly treatments.
A Queensland researcher has uncovered a pathogen that could have a devastating impact on the $180 million avocado industry.
Incaberries, cranberries, pomegranate, Maqui berries - the range and popularity of superfruits available in Australia and New Zealand is continuing to increase.
Ocean Spray has achieved the highest attainable SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification for food manufacturing and distribution.
Symrise has expanded its portfolio of culinary meat flavourings with its Beef Flavor Collection which features regional preferences.
A new scientific study has shown that walnuts have a combination of more healthful antioxidants and higher-quality antioxidants than any other nut.
After one year of development from chilli seed to full plant and fruiting we now can introduce to you the new hottest chilli in the world.
Reduced availability of Chinese-sourced garlic is causing a significant rise in pricing for dehydrated garlic. These price increases are projected to continue over the next few years at a minimum. Kalsec has responded to these rising prices with a money-saving alternative: Kalsec garlic extracts.
Manufactured with Taura’s Ultra Rapid Concentration process technology, URC high-performance fruit pieces are designed by food technologists specifically for sweet biscuit and bakery applications.
Cassava roots are usually inedible and unmarketable by two to four days after harvesting, severely affecting their effectiveness as a major third-world food source. Now, several genetic mechanisms have been identified which improve the shelf life of cassava roots.