Processing > Fruit & vegetables

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.

Hidrostal pump lowers carrot cleaning costs

25 February, 2015

Hidrostal has provided fresh vegetable grower and supplier Produce World with a more energy-efficient solution for the cleaning of carrots in the vegetable processing operation.

Tenrit baton/stick cutter for vegetables

11 February, 2015

The Tenrit baton/stick cutter is a double-chamber, pneumatic-operated, benchtop model designed to suit large kitchens and small to medium food processors.

China turns to potatoes as staple food

08 January, 2015

After relying on rice and wheat for millennia, China could soon turn to a new staple: potatoes. The country's Ministry of Agriculture announced that by 2020, 50% of the country's production of potatoes will be consumed as a staple food.

Fruit and vegetable processor steams ahead

09 December, 2014

Oerlemans Foods has chosen TOMRA's steam peeling line for its processing plant in the Netherlands.

TOMRA Modus optical size grader for washed potatoes

28 November, 2014

TOMRA's Modus is an optical size grader for washed potatoes which can sort washed potatoes by width and length, or a combination of both.

Key Technology high-capacity sorting system for spinach

24 November, 2014

Key Technology has developed a sorting system for fresh spinach and other leafy greens such as cut cabbage, cos and iceberg lettuce.

Key Technology CIT Hyperspectral Imaging Module for ADR 5 for potato strips

20 November, 2014

Key Technology has introduced CIT hyperspectral imaging on its ADR 5 automatic defect removal system to detect 'sugar ends' in potato strips.

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