Processing > Fruit & vegetables

Cost-effective produce sanitation for packing houses and wholesalers

11 July, 2017

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.

Snacks and supplements from ugly vegetables

06 July, 2017

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?

What you can do with 50,000 tonnes of mushroom waste each week

04 July, 2017

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.

Tecpro Humi Food System

12 June, 2017

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.

AIT Decorex and Silex model floretting and coring equipment

18 May, 2017

AIT is a manufacturer of high-quality processing machinery within the broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and lettuce industries.

Sormac Pulstar flotation washer for leafy vegetables

01 May, 2017

The Sormac Pulstar flotation washer for leafy vegetables has a 20% lower water capacity than the previous version of the product, leading to a considerable daily saving in water consumption.

Urschel TranSlicer 2510 Cutter

26 April, 2017

The TranSlicer 2510 Cutter features several interchangeable 635 mm-diameter cutting wheels (slicing, crinkle slicing, shredding and julienne) to produce a full range of slices, shreds and julienne cuts.

Aussie Apples partners with Netball Australia in sponsorship deal

13 March, 2017

Horticulture Innovation Australia has signed a three-year $600,000 contract with Netball Australia, securing exposure for Aussie Apples at elite international matches and local games across the nation.

Industry rallies to support Adelaide growers affected by 2016 floods

15 February, 2017

In late 2016, almost 300 growers and an estimated 1500 ha of land in South Australia's Northern Adelaide Plains were significantly impacted by severe weather conditions and flooding, with damage and losses estimated at around $50 million.

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.

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