Processing > Fruit & vegetables

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.


QUT researchers develop disease-resistant bananas

20 November, 2017

A team of QUT researchers developed and grew genetically modified Cavendish bananas that were resistant to soilborne fungus Fusarium wilt tropical race 4 (TR4), also known as Panama disease.


GM tomatoes have anti-ageing properties

14 November, 2017

Researches from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) collaborated with the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (CNRS, Strasbourg, France) to significantly boost the antioxidant properties in tomatoes.


Grow fresh fruit and veg inside your home

13 November, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Students from the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a form of vertical farming that aims to help people in impoverished areas who have limited access to fresh produce.


Kronen Mango Peeler and De-Cheeker

31 October, 2017

The Mango Peeler and De-Cheeker by Kronen is a machine that peels large quantities of mangoes and removes the 'cheeks' in a single operation.


Pulsed electric field system in food processing

25 October, 2017

Diversified Technologies has introduced a pulsed electric field (PEF) system which can process tonnes-per-hour of whole fruits and vegetables for downstream processing.


Reducing Salmonella contamination in mangoes

25 September, 2017

Fresh produce almost needs to come with a food safety warning.


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