Processing > Fruit & vegetables

FAM Centris vegetable shredder

15 May, 2014

The FAM Centris 315 is a centrifugal slicer and shredder. The machine is compact and has a small footprint.

Murray River Organics to open dried fruit processing facility

13 May, 2014

Murray River Organics has commissioned a new state-of-the-art dried fruit processing facility which will create more than 40 new jobs in the NSW town of Mourquong, near Mildura.

Key Technology Python laser sorter

16 April, 2014

The Python laser sorter from Key Technology removes foreign material (FM), extraneous vegetative matter (EVM) and defects based on size, shape, colour and structure.

Wyma LZ Range Barrel Washers

09 April, 2014

With the largest barrel diameter of all Wyma Barrel Washers, the LZ Range is designed to handle large volumes of produce. It effectively and gently washes produce to remove dirt and small stones.

$70m agreement gives SPC Ardmona a boost

11 March, 2014

SPC Ardmona has received a much-needed boost in the form of a five-year partnership with Woolworths. The $70 million agreement will see an extra 24,000 tonnes of fruit, tomatoes and navy beans sourced locally.

Urschel Laboratories Comitrol Processor Model 1700 fruit and vegetable milling machine

19 February, 2014

The Urschel Laboratories Comitrol Processor Model 1700 milling machine produces slices, flakes, shreds, viscous slurries and purees from a range of fruit and vegetable products. The machine is suitable for use in the beverage, soup, baby food and sauce industries.

Project reviews value chain from soil to supermarket

30 January, 2014

To help the Australian horticultural industry maximise the potential value of its products, a project led by CQ University is reviewing the entire value chain, from soil to supermarket.

No further Qld fruit flies detected in NZ

30 January, 2014

After a single Queensland fruit fly sent the New Zealand horticultural industry into a spin, the MPI set up 245 traps to determine the extent of the insect's incursion into the country. So far, no further flies have been detected.

Kroner Engineering Grunwald inline fruit mixer

29 January, 2014

The Grunwald integrated inline fruit mixer has been designed to keep the product feeding pipework as short as possible. The inline fruit mixing keeps the mixing process to a minimum during product changeover, reducing fruit loss and enabling faster changeover.

Key Technology Sort-to-Grade potato strip sorting software

10 January, 2014

Key Technology has announced the availability of its potato strip Sort-to-Grade feature for all belt-driven G6 optical sorters - Manta, Optyx and Tegra.

Vic Govt to assist Kagome $21m expansion

08 January, 2014

Kagome Australia's $21 million expansion of its Echuca operations will receive support from the Victorian Government. The expansion will replace 7000 tonnes of imported tomato paste with locally grown product.

Wyma Top Remover Hedgehog and Horizontal Hedgehog

06 January, 2014

The Wyma Top Remover Hedgehog removes carrot tops, soil and other debris from the line. Green carrot tops, debris, leaves and/or grass are separated from the carrots or other produce by rubber fingers on the belt.

Kronen KSM 100 salad and vegetable cutting machine

10 December, 2013

The KSM 100 salad and vegetable cutting machine from Kronen is suitable for cutting vegetables, salads and harder fruits. It comes with a variety of cutting tools and accessories, including a scraper which can be used with all knives.

Can convenience cause a canned fruit comeback?

20 November, 2013

While growth is forecast for the canned fruit industry, its market share is being eroded by the growth in minimally processed and fresh fruit consumption.

Commission imposes tariff on dumped Italian tomatoes

15 November, 2013

The Anti-Dumping Commission has made a preliminary decision to impose a tariff penalty on tinned tomatoes imported from Italy which have been dumped in Australia, causing material injury to Australian processors.

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