Processing > Fruit & vegetables

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.

Picking pecks of peppers by robot

28 September, 2018

Teaching robots to harvest ripe peppers in greenhouses isn't for the faint-hearted.

The Tsubaki advantage

19 September, 2018

An apple processing manufacturing plant was upgraded with the Tsubaki G8 Neptune chain solution.

Why onions can taste bitter

23 August, 2018

Scientists have found the bitter taste is caused by nine groups of new sulfur compounds, dubbed allithiolanes, which form when the onion is damaged.

Cattle, canals and E. coli

15 August, 2018

The E. coli outbreak associated with romaine lettuce earlier this year may have been caused by a cattle feeding operation close to a canal, according to the FDA's hypothesis.

Technology for healthier hot chips

17 July, 2018

At the University of Otago, Elea pulsed electric field processing equipment will be put to the test for large-scale French fries production.

JBT Corporation next-generation Fresh'n Squeeze Juicer

03 July, 2018

JBT Corporation has launched the next generation of the Fresh'n Squeeze Multi Fruit Juicer that delivers a faster, more attractive and easy-to-operate version of the classic system.

Key Technology 14-roller Precision Size Grader

25 January, 2018

Key Technology's 14-roller PSG provides four rollers more than previous systems to improve grading performance.

Can washing techniques make our roots more durable?

24 January, 2018

If the shelf life of root vegetables can be increased by 14 days, root vegetable waste would decrease by 5% at the retail level and by 30% in consumers' homes, according to Danish researchers.

tna Florigo ultra-peel SSC 3 steam peeling

05 December, 2017

tna has expanded its range of Florigo ultra-peel SSC 3 steam peeling solutions for potatoes, baby carrots and other vegetables to offer processors tailored steam peeling depending on their individual production requirements.

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