Processing > Fruit & vegetables

Taking guesswork out of food processing wastewater disposal

15 April, 2019 by David Tenenbaum

A US study measured nitrogen in wastewater from local cheesemaking and vegetable processing with interesting results.

High-tech future for the Australian food industry

08 April, 2019

Autonomous harvesting, smart food hubs and premium food science will all be researched as part of the Future Food Systems CRC.

Deli salad plant benefits from speed and efficiency of Certa pumps

05 April, 2019

Eight MasoSine Certa pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group are boosting operational efficiency at a Danish deli salad plant.

Sensors could prevent over-fertilisation on farms

05 April, 2019

A soil-monitoring sensor that mimics the way plants detect nutrients through their roots is being developed by a QUT researcher to help farmers reduce their reliance on over-fertilisation.

IKEA: from furniture to lettuce

04 April, 2019

Home-grown lettuce may soon be available in IKEA Sweden restaurants, after the company announced it is harvesting its own lettuce as part of a sustainability initiative.

Heat and Control Rotary Dryer Roaster (RDR) nut roasting technology

02 April, 2019

The Rotary Dryer Roaster (RDR) from Heat and Control is an end-to-end solution for the dry roasting of nut and seed products.

Stickers to keep fruit fresh

11 March, 2019

The Stixfresh edible sticker may be able to prolong the shelf life of fruit by up to 14 days by slowing down the ripening process.

How to make watermelon last longer

22 February, 2019

Research has found that a small level of ethylene reduces the shelf life of watermelon, despite the fact it was previously thought to not be affected by the gas.

FAM slicers and shredders

12 February, 2019

The FAM Dorphy tridimensional slicer and FAM Centris 315 centrifugal slicer and shredder are particularly suited to catering companies.

Process olives without hurting the environment

01 February, 2019

Olive processing produces toxic wastewater and consumes vast quantities of water — but a new processing method overcomes these two problems.

Pregnancy style test for E. coli and romaine lettuce

27 November, 2018

With at least 339 Americans and Canadians sickened since 2017 after eating romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli, news of a faster E. coli test is welcome.

Sweetening the sugar industry's energy efficiency

12 November, 2018 by Robert Glass

With 35 kg of sugar/head/year being consumed, the sugar industry is thriving. Now, milling electrification is making the industry more energy efficient.

Technology developed to reduce sugar in juice

23 October, 2018

An enzymatic technology developed by Better Juice may be able to reduce the amount of simple sugars in juice by turning them into fibres.

Want red grapes, not green? Spray-paint them

16 October, 2018

The world press has been carrying articles about a tourist in India spray-painting white/green grapes red to make them more saleable in the market.

Looking at microbes in a natural pickle

28 September, 2018

Very little is known about the microbiomes involved in making pickles by natural fermentation where no starter microbial cultures or other media are used.

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