Processing > Fruit & vegetables

HACCP-certified indoor vegetable farm for Singaporean restaurant

04 September, 2014

In land-scarce Singapore, only 8% of vegetables consumed are grown on local farms - but this is set to change as Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific partners with Ootoya Japanese Restaurant for the commercial supply of locally harvested vegetables from its indoor farm.

The benefits of automating produce production lines

03 September, 2014 by Chris Jones

Packaging fresh produce presents challenges in terms of handling, food safety and shelf-life. This article explains how manufacturers can deliver high-quality product efficiently.  

TOMRA Field Potato Sorter

27 August, 2014

TOMRA Sorting Solutions has developed a Field Potato Sorter (FPS), a high throughput optical sorting solution for unwashed potatoes.

TOMRA Halo sorter and grader

27 August, 2014

TOMRA Sorting Solutions has developed the Halo sorter, a sensor-based sorter and grader for fruit and vegetables.

Heat and Control FastBack all-in-one blending system

05 August, 2014

The FastBack all-in-one blending system from Heat and Control accurately weighs and blends multiple ingredients. It is suitable for simple or complex mixes of fruit, vegetables, frozen foods, cereal, nuts or other products.

Extending the shelf life of fresh produce

05 August, 2014

Fruit and vegetable spoilage is a major industry problem but new technology may be providing a solution.

Potato chip manufacturer placed into administration

24 July, 2014

Australian potato chip manufacturer Potato Magic Australia has been placed into administration. The Griffith company supplies potato chips to diet food providers.

Prepacking produce pays

17 July, 2014 by Samantha Schelling

Prepacked produce is becoming the norm and contract packers are finding the benefits of weigh price labellers.

Kronen automated capsicum-processing line

24 June, 2014

Kronen has developed an automated capsicum-processing line, consisting of two GEWA 5050V Plus capsicum-washing machines with integrated transport systems.

MIRA-360 Cherry Sorter

22 May, 2014

The MIRA-360 Cherry Sorter utilises high-tech sorting technology to identify and remove defected cherries of all descriptions including those with cracks and splits, defect and spurs, soft rot, wrinkles and bruises, and insect damage.

FAM Centris vegetable shredder

15 May, 2014

The FAM Centris 315 is a centrifugal slicer and shredder. The machine is compact and has a small footprint.

Murray River Organics to open dried fruit processing facility

13 May, 2014

Murray River Organics has commissioned a new state-of-the-art dried fruit processing facility which will create more than 40 new jobs in the NSW town of Mourquong, near Mildura.

Key Technology Python laser sorter

16 April, 2014

The Python laser sorter from Key Technology removes foreign material (FM), extraneous vegetative matter (EVM) and defects based on size, shape, colour and structure.

Wyma LZ Range Barrel Washers

09 April, 2014

With the largest barrel diameter of all Wyma Barrel Washers, the LZ Range is designed to handle large volumes of produce. It effectively and gently washes produce to remove dirt and small stones.

$70m agreement gives SPC Ardmona a boost

11 March, 2014

SPC Ardmona has received a much-needed boost in the form of a five-year partnership with Woolworths. The $70 million agreement will see an extra 24,000 tonnes of fruit, tomatoes and navy beans sourced locally.

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