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.
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.
Diversified Technologies has introduced a pulsed electric field (PEF) system which can process tonnes-per-hour of whole fruits and vegetables for downstream processing.
Fresh produce almost needs to come with a food safety warning.
MycoTechnology, an Aurora company that uses mushrooms to improve the taste of food and drinks, closed a US$35 million Series B round of financing with food investors worldwide.
Penn State researchers have developed a novel approach to more efficiently convert potato waste into ethanol — a process that may lead to reduced production costs for biofuel in the future and add extra value for potato chip manufacturers.
PIGO manufactures and supplies pitting/destoning machines for most types of stone fruits.
Full supply chain visibility enables Kagome to be able to ascertain tell the whole history of any packet of its tomato products — down to where and when the tomatoes were harvested.
An Ishida multihead weigher at premium Irish vegetable grower Leo Dunne has played a central role in helping the company expand its operation into the supply of processed carrots.
Currently under development at Euro Pumps is the TM 3600 mushroom-picking lorry, which includes a recharge battery pack and auto-creep advance for hands-free operation.
Mushroom waste and deformed mushrooms are being converted into a highly nutritious and tasty product.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could reduce the risks of microbial spoilage of fresh produce or spreading foodborne illness by simply packing a couple of chlorine dioxide pouches in each carton of fresh produce? This idea is very nearly reality.
Up to 40% of produce can be wasted on the farm because it doesn't meet consumers' and retailers' demands for its looks. What if the nutrients in this resource could be turned into snacks and supplements?
In Europe, the Funguschain project seeks to obtain mushroom-based, high-value antimicrobial and antioxidant components from the 50,000–60,000 tonnes of mushroom waste generated each week. It is hoped that the innovative and sustainable compounds will have applications in a wide range of products such as antimicrobial and eco-friendly cleaning solutions for household products, bioplastics for bags, film and gloves, or enriched food supplements for the elderly and sportsmen.
The Tecpro Humi Food System is a flexible, cost-effective solution for a range of retailers. It is designed to optimise shelf life for selling fresh foods and produce.