Processing > Fruit & vegetables

Queensland quarantine facilities to accept seasonal workers

11 October, 2021

The trio of quarantine sites will see workers enter the state from Pacific nations with low COVID-19 numbers in order to boost worker numbers.


Evaluating impact of food-grade waxes on produce safety

06 October, 2021

A Californian project seeks to fill knowledge gaps of how storage and finishing waxes affect microbial food safety of fresh produce such as oranges and lemons.


Spoilage matters: bacteria ID to help apple juice producer

30 September, 2021

The findings from a Cornell University study will allow manufacturers to identify whether their juices contain A. suci bacteria, which leads to spoilage.


Fake meat from by-product of soy milk production

23 September, 2021

Researchers develop a meat analogue using fermented okara (soy press cake), which is claimed to be nutritious with less salt and saturated fats than real meat.


Machinery boosts apple processing output

08 September, 2021

The KRONEN equipment was integrated into the current machinery set-up of an apple processor which then saw production of cubed and segmented apples hit 3000 kg/h.


Queensland food processor expands operations

25 August, 2021

A fresh food processor in Bundaberg will expand facilities to become more competitive against importers in the market.


How do organic and non-organic foods influence our gut microbiome?

24 August, 2021 by Dr Senaka Ranadheera, Simon Gardner Lee and Anna Wittwer, University of Melbourne

Researchers examined if the actual (organic or conventional) farming practice could influence the functionality of probiotics and the gut microbiome.


Health benefits of the watermelon

09 August, 2021

Using big data and computational biology, researchers in the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have now identified all the phytochemicals in watermelon.


Cutting machine used to slice bananas

09 August, 2021

With its gentle downholding technology, the GS 10-2 belt cutter from Kronen is suitable for processing sensitive products such as bananas.


HRS focuses on products for juice processing

08 July, 2021

At the end of last year, HRS Heat Exchangers launched its I Series of products for de-packing and remelting frozen orange juice.


Making processed plant-based protein healthier

07 June, 2021

Food scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are aiming to make plant-based protein tastier and healthier.


Canadian farm chooses Wyma Solutions for post-harvest processing

19 March, 2021

Canada's ATV Farms has selected Wyma Solutions to deliver two large post-harvest vegetable grading and packing lines for carrots and onions.


Ultrasonic washing of leafy greens

08 March, 2021

A study in the UK has shown that gentle acoustic water streams were more effective for cleaning bacteria from salad leaves than current washing methods.


New juice processing solutions: from concentrate to bottle

08 March, 2021 by Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director at HRS Heat Exchangers

Processing fruit and juice concentrates into finished bottled drinks is relatively straightforward, but in order to maximise the quality of the finished product, attention to detail is needed at every stage.


Road to organic: berry farmer recognised for organic 'in-conversion'

11 February, 2021

How long does it take to become certified organic and what's the difference between 'organic' and 'organic in conversion'?


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