Postharvest

Project looks at impact of waxes on food safety

Food-grade waxes are applied to a number of produce items before storage and distribution to control postharvest decay and extend shelf life. While commodities such as apples and oranges receive a single waxing, lemons receive... more »

Graphic Packaging’s ProducePack reduces apple defects for BelleHarvest

Graphic Packaging International’s ProducePack, a sustainable paperboard range of packaging designed for fresh produce applications, is proving to be an effective and user-friendly solution to preserving fruit for Michigan apple distributor BelleHarvest. Following its successful... more »

Pace International adds plant-based organic coating to stone fruit portfolio

Wapato, Washington-based Pace International LLC, a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, announced Sept. 9 the introduction of PrimalFresh 60 Organic. PrimaFresh 60 Organic (OR) is the latest advancement... more »

Verdant’s postharvest life extension solution receives EPA registration

Verdant Technologies is rolling out its HarvestHold Fresh product life extension solution to the produce industry, after receiving EPA registration in early September. HarvestHold is a 1-MCP-based post-harvest solution that extends the usable product life... more »

Food freezing concept helps quality, increases safety, cuts energy use

Shifting to a new food freezing method could make for safer and better quality frozen foods while saving energy and reducing carbon emissions, according to a new study by USDA's Agricultural Research Service and University... more »

BioSafe Systems boosts Southeast presence with technical representative

Devin McCaffrey has joined the BioSafe Systems’ team as a new technical sales Representative for the Horticulture Division. McCaffrey  is in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, and will serve the surrounding regional states including North... more »

North Carolina State University debuts new Produce Handling Facility

North Carolina  agricultural interests have invested in a facility that supports research and Extension programs focusing in research data collection and postharvest technologies for the produce industry. Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center Produce... more »

Hazel Tech hosting free Apple Quality Summit focused on variety, variability

Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, has scheduled its July virtual Apple Quality Summit. The one-hour event will be held... more »

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