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Perfection Fresh Australia Merbeingold 2336 and 2350 seedless mandarins

03 March, 2010

Perfection Fresh Australia has the rights to commercialise the Merbeingold 2336 and Merbeingold 2350, two new seedless mandarin varieties bred by CSIRO, which were the first to be deliberately bred in Australia and the result of more than 20 years’ research and development.


Exotic fruit development

28 October, 2009 by

An exotic fruit variety developed by The University of Queensland has received positive results from consumer testing and nutritional analysis.


Frozen potato product sorter

28 August, 2009 by

The Key Technology Manta for frozen potato products features visible/infrared cameras and Raptor laser technology along with high-intensity LED lighting, high-flow ejector valves and three-way ejection capability.


Pulp and puree milling

28 August, 2009 by

The Urschel Comitrol Processor Model 1700 milling machine can be used to produce slices, flakes, shreds, viscous slurries or purees from a myriad of fruit and vegetable products that are suitable for use in soups, nutritional supplements, baby foods, beverages and sauces. The precision cutting principle of the Comitrol and the wide variety of interchangeable cutting head styles and impellers available make the machine particularly versatile.


Misshapen fruit and vegetables no longer discriminated against in Europe

03 July, 2009

Last November the European Commission voted to allow the sale of 'wonky' and misshapen fruit and vegetables in Europe from 1July this year.


Clean water and green energy solutions for vegetable processor

26 May, 2009

Vegetable processing organisation Bonduelle has awarded Global Water Engineering (GWE) a contract for a combined anaerobic and aerobic wastewater treatment plant to serve two of its production facilities in Hungary.


Apple peel powers US Olympians

15 August, 2008

An apple peel powdering process developed at Cornell University to fortify foods has made its first appearance at the Olympic Games. The high-fibre energy-dense product is offering enhanced nutrition to athletes.


Calming fruit

01 June, 2008

HortResearch is examining the potential fruit may have on mental performance and hopes that a fruit-based product will be able to offer consumers a calming effect.


Australian truffles set for growth

17 April, 2008

The truffles industry in Australia could expand following a successful research project.


Bacterial growth inhibition

10 April, 2008

Research has found that cranberries may offer defence against food poisoning, due to the fruit’s ability to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria


Unusual cell growth in Fuji apples

02 April, 2008

A UK scientist has discovered clumps of previously-unreported callus hairs growing in the flesh of mature apples of Fuji and closely-related varieties, which may have storage implications for commercial growers.


Computers explain internal browning in storage

17 March, 2008

Internal browning of pears stored under low oxygen conditions is linked to restricted gas exchange inside the fruit, according to a study by researchers at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.


Functional proteins from potatoes

08 January, 2008

Developer of customised industrial-scale separation services Upfront Chromatography has announced that commercial production of highly functional proteins from the side stream of potato processing has been enabled using its Rhobust processing platform. The Rhobust adsorbent is a key component of Solanic’s industrial processing plant, which was officially opened in December 2007 in Gasselternijveen, Netherlands. Solanic is the protein business unit of the potato starch giant AVEBE.


Model predicts sweet corn quality

09 November, 2007

American scientists have developed a crop simulation model that can predict the quality and yield of sweet corn.


Spoiling fruit and vegetables have more antioxidants: study

30 October, 2007

Belgian scientists have reported that fruits and vegetables do not lose any antioxidant content in the days after purchase, even as tell-tale signs of spoilage appear.


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