New Zealand authorities have issued a recall of a frozen berry product, due to a suspected Hepatitis A link.
Key Technology has enhanced its Rotary Sizing and Grading Systems.
It seems that tomatoes, like people, can benefit greatly from a nice warm bath.
Cross-contamination in commercial processing facilities that prepare spinach and other leafy greens for the market can make people sick. But researchers are reporting a new, easy-to-implement method that could eliminate or reduce such incidences.
Spraying Systems has developed an automated system that adds moisture to the fruit prior to the application of produce stickers, allowing for stronger adhesion.
Edible, invisible barcode equivalents are on the verge of revolutionalising traceability in the fresh produce and processed foods industries.
The GDM 35 Grape Destemmer is suitable for the automatic destemming of grapes, loosening the grapes without damaging them.
Listeria monocytogenes like moist, damp conditions, and rain or irrigation creates soil conditions that are more hospitable to the bacteria. Now new research has shown that if farmers put off harvesting for at least 24 hours following rain or irrigation, the likelihood of exposing consumers to the bacteria is reduced.
Kronen's AMS 220 is a pineapple and melon peeling machine.
Summit Machinery Services has introduced the FAM LIFIS² belt slicer.
Sorting equipment from TOMRA Sorting Solutions has enabled a California raisin processor to continually improve quality and grow its business, while reducing labour costs.
ConTecH has released a plunge system for the removal of debris from leaf vegetables.
UK soft fruit grower S&A Produce selected the TOMRA Primus-D optical belt sorter to conduct quality monitoring of blueberries prior to packaging.
Nearly half of all foodborne illnesses are allegedly caused by contaminated fresh produce so any system that can prevent or control bacterial contamination on fresh produce will help improve food safety.
The federal government has moved to allay community concerns in the wake of the possible link between imported frozen berries and an outbreak of Hepatitis A.