Processing > Fruit & vegetables

They're not berry happy in New Zealand

10 December, 2015

New Zealand authorities have issued a recall of a frozen berry product, due to a suspected Hepatitis A link.

Key Technology Rotary Sizing and Grading Systems

26 November, 2015

Key Technology has enhanced its Rotary Sizing and Grading Systems.

Tomatoes will be tastier after a nice warm bath

21 September, 2015

It seems that tomatoes, like people, can benefit greatly from a nice warm bath.

Titanium dioxide-powered disinfection could make commercially washed greens safer

28 August, 2015

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 AutoJet Model 2008+ Spray Control System

11 August, 2015

Spraying Systems has developed an automated system that adds moisture to the fruit prior to the application of produce stickers, allowing for stronger adhesion.

Tracing contaminated produce has not been easy — until now

07 August, 2015

Edible, invisible barcode equivalents are on the verge of revolutionalising traceability in the fresh produce and processed foods industries.

Kronen GDM 35 Grape Destemmer

29 July, 2015

The GDM 35 Grape Destemmer is suitable for the automatic destemming of grapes, loosening the grapes without damaging them.

Produce safety enhanced by timing harvesting

08 July, 2015

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 AMS 220 pineapple and melon peeling machine

22 June, 2015

Kronen's AMS 220 is a pineapple and melon peeling machine.

Summit Machinery Services FAM LIFIS2² belt slicer

17 June, 2015

Summit Machinery Services has introduced the FAM LIFIS² belt slicer.

Sorting technology enhances quality, reduces waste

12 June, 2015

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 plunge wash system for leaf vegetables

13 May, 2015

ConTecH has released a plunge system for the removal of debris from leaf vegetables.

Optical sorter handles berries with care

04 May, 2015

UK soft fruit grower S&A Produce selected the TOMRA Primus-D optical belt sorter to conduct quality monitoring of blueberries prior to packaging.

Natural antimicrobials reduce contamination levels on fresh produce

30 April, 2015

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.

Federal government issues statement on berry imports

26 February, 2015

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.

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