Processing > Fruit & vegetables

Vegetable industry targets 40% export growth

03 February, 2017

A new strategy devised for Australia's vegetable industry aims to increase the value of vegetable exports to $315 million by 2020, a rise of 40%.

Key Technology VERYX digital sorters for processed potatoes

24 November, 2016

Key Technology has introduced VERYX digital sorters for potato strips and specialty potato products.

Horticulture Code of Conduct needs "significant" changes: ACCC

04 November, 2016

A report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has highlighted the Horticulture Code of Conduct as an area of particular concern in the horticulture and viticulture industries.

Florigo conti-pro PC 3 fryer

28 October, 2016

Florigo (from tna) has launched the conti-pro PC 3 fryer, a continuous potato chip fryer that features opti-flow technology which optimises the oil flow through the kettle.

Ireland issues guidelines to improve safety of produce

17 October, 2016

Ireland has made available new information to assist growers with the safe production of fresh produce on farms.

TOMRA acquires NZ's Compac

17 October, 2016

TOMRA Sorting Solutions has acquired New Zealand company Compac Holding Ltd for NZ$70m.

AUSVEG and PMA-ANZ announce dates for joint event

23 September, 2016

AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited have announced the details of their joint convention.

Huge horticulture show planned for 2017

19 September, 2016

AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA-ANZ) have agreed to present a joint industry conference and trade show in 2017.

Showcasing Australian produce in Asia

12 September, 2016

A group of vegetable growers has flown the flag for the Australian industry at Asia Fruit Logistica, held in Hong Kong from 7–9 September.

Meeting increasing consumer demand for healthier snacks with innovative processing technologies

12 September, 2016 by Arnaud Jansse, food technologist, Florigo (from tna)

As the trend towards 'better-for-you' products gains momentum, the demand for innovative processing technologies is delivering healthier snacks.

Textural changes of IQF fruits and vegetables during freezing

07 September, 2016

People often ask themselves about the changes of texture in IQF fruits and vegetables and whether the freezing process means a loss in nutrients. Here are the answers.

Making sure your nuts are sterile

31 August, 2016 by Janette Woodhouse

Even though low in moisture, nuts and seeds can be contaminated with pathogens like Salmonella or E.coli.

Japan's vertical farms take production indoors under LED lights

11 August, 2016

Two Japanese vertical farms have successfully trialled crops of lettuces and herbs grown under Philips horticultural LED lighting.

Salmonella investigation: warnings issued over rockmelon

04 August, 2016

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has issued a warning to consumers about a possible link between Salmonella and rockmelons.

Processing makes some foods healthier

20 July, 2016

Processed food is often perceived as a less healthy choice; however, processing can actually enhance the nutritional value of some foods.

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