Processing > Fruit & vegetables

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.

LaManna Group and Premier Fruits Group to merge

30 June, 2016

Fruit and vegetable suppliers LaManna Group and Premier Fruits Group will merge from July 2016.

AUSVEG names grower of the year

27 June, 2016

Queensland vegetable grower Rob Hinrichsen has received the AUSVEG Grower of the Year Award at the industry's 2016 National Awards for Excellence.

UK snack food company brings new jobs to regional Victoria

24 June, 2016

Well-known UK snack food company Tyrrells has chosen Victoria's Yarra Valley to expand its brand, in a move that's set to create 120 manufacturing jobs.

Automation reaches cauliflower harvesting

06 June, 2016

Hyperspectral imaging will help determine the readiness of individual cauliflowers for harvesting as automation revolutionises vegetable harvesting.

AUSVEG CEO announces immediate retirement

25 May, 2016

AUSVEG CEO Richard Mulcahy has announced his retirement, effective immediately.

Packaging to keep produce fresher for longer

19 May, 2016

Careful selection of sanitiser and packaging atmosphere combinations can extend produce shelf life.

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