Processing > Fruit & vegetables

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.

A coating of silk keeps fruit fresh

12 May, 2016

Researchers have demonstrated that fruits can stay fresh for more than a week without refrigeration if they are coated in an odourless, biocompatible silk solution so thin as to be virtually invisible.

Innovation on the agenda at horticulture seminar

02 May, 2016

Leading innovation experts will be making their way to the Gold Coast in June for the 2016 Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar, charged with the task to inform Australia's vegetable growers of the benefits that new and improved agricultural technology can have on their farms.

Tomato farm powered by sunlight and seawater

05 April, 2016

A refrigeration company is using the skills and knowledge gained from chilling wine to help grow tomatoes on the edge of the Australian outback.

Australia's vegetable industry shrinking under pressure from cheap imports

04 April, 2016

Statistics showing a 5% decline in Australia's vegetable industry have prompted a warning from industry body AUSVEG over the impact of foreign vegetable imports.

Five tonnes of pears stolen from Victorian farm

23 March, 2016

Five tonnes of pears have been stolen from a farm in Portland, Victoria.

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