Kronen has released the Tona S180K vegetable and fruit processing machine, a combination of the machines Tona E wedger and the Tona S slicer.
Spinach sales fell but expenditures for total leafy greens remained unchanged, following a US government warning to avoid bagged spinach because of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination in 2006.
Pomegranate can be consumed as a whole fruit, ready to eat arils and as juice. Nevertheless, it is hard to process as peeling and deseeding the arils from the fruit is complicated and expensive for consumers and manufactures alike. Following the launching of a ready-to-eat pomegranates packaging solution last year, Hefestus has introduced a comprehensive solution for deseeding the arils without the peel in an automatic process that enables the beverage producer to squeeze the juice out of the arils, making a delicious super fruit juice without the bitterness taste, while processing the whole fruit.
The Kronen Vortex-line has been developed for the final treatment stage for vegetables, including leafy salads and root products, and also fruits like apples and grapes. The washing system achieves microbial load reduction and prolongation of shelf life and, consequently, increase of quality of products.
Key Technology’s onCore is an integrated system for processing iceberg and romaine lettuces in bagged salads. The system, which combines a vibratory density separation shaker with a camera/laser sorter, eliminates manual coring to increase yields and improve product quality while reducing labour costs.
Hefestus has developed the SLB shelf life booster, a concept for fruit and vegetable packaging with modified atmosphere (MAP) technology that is claimed will provide a comprehensive solution for extended shelf life of fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut salads.
Key Technology has introduced a redesigned compact dryer for removing moisture from fresh-cut produce after washing.
Newtec Engineering A/S has appointed Donald Napier Ltd as its distributor in Australia and New Zealand.
The Unitec QS_ON LINE 902 provides a solution for the non-destructive online detection of the internal quality of fruits without stone. The parameters measured include sugar content (Â°Brix), firmness expressed ( kg/cm2), ripening grade (0 and 100) and acidity (g/L).
Sormac MS knife peelers are suitable for continuous peeling of pre-washed or pre-peeled root products, like potatoes, red beet and celeriac.
Sormac has upgraded its SC-740 centrifuge. This machine can be used as a standalone unit, but also harmonises with a Pulstar salad washer in a salad leaf processing line.
Key Technology has redesigned its Flume Wash for fresh-cut produce. Suitable for small to medium-large processors looking for an automated wash system, the Flume Wash gently removes heavy debris, silt, grubs and floating contaminates.
High-pressure processing offers a non-thermal way to pasteurise a range of food products. Donny Boy Fresh Food has opened a world-first facility in Melbourne using this technology.
Key Technology has redesigned its Auto Dryer for removing moisture from fresh-cut produce to enhance shelf life. Available in one-, two-, and four-drum configurations, the Auto Dryer features a larger 980 mm diameter drum that increases production throughput and new electronics that improve reliability and simplify operation.
The power of the healthful pomegranate is now available from VDF FutureCeuticals through its VitaGranate family of products. Research has indicated that pomegranate may offer support for humans, especially concerning coronary and cardiovascular health.