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.
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.
The Tenrit baton/stick cutter is a double-chamber, pneumatic-operated, benchtop model designed to suit large kitchens and small to medium food processors.
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.
Oerlemans Foods has chosen TOMRA's steam peeling line for its processing plant in the Netherlands.
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 has developed a sorting system for fresh spinach and other leafy greens such as cut cabbage, cos and iceberg lettuce.
Key Technology has introduced CIT hyperspectral imaging on its ADR 5 automatic defect removal system to detect 'sugar ends' in potato strips.