Postharvest

Save Foods’ treatment reclaimed 80% of fresh raspberries headed for waste

Save Foods, an agri-food tech company specializing in eco crop protection that helps to reduce food waste and ensure food safety, is extending the range of applications of its eco crop protection treatment after successfully... more »

Sorbatto Fresh to scale up RipeLocker container use

RipeLocker, a company that works to extend the postharvest life of perishables, ramps up commercial sales of its containers to Sorbatto Fresh (formerly Blueberry Hill), an early adopter of the technology. As a heatwave hit... more »

Organic, washable fruit coating launched for the produce industry

Yumbrella, an organic, washable coating for apples, has been launched in the U.S. by Startchy. It is the first washable coating for the U.S. fruit and vegetable industry. Yumbrella is USDA-, Canada- and EU-certified organic... more »

AgroFresh implements FreshCloud quality inspection by Starr Ranch Growers

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. announced Dec. 2 that Starr Ranch Growers, a  Washington state produce grower, packer and shipper, has chosen to adopt AgroFresh’s FreshCloud Quality Inspection to digitally integrate its quality inspection efforts. The solution... more »

Hazel Technologies expands to West Coast with Fresno operation

Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and combat food waste, announced Nov. 17 its first major corporate expansion beyond its Chicago headquarters –... more »

Research and education used to address postharvest food waste

Agricultural producers around the world are constantly faced with risks to their crops from disease, weather and pests, but even more losses occur after crops are harvested. In fact, nearly a third of all the... more »

Postharvest preservation for organic fruit studied in Washington state

Increasingly popular with consumers, Washington-grown organic apples and pears thrive in the region’s dry, disease-discouraging climate. Off the tree, however, organic fruits are at the mercy of physiological disorders and fungi that can rot and... more »

Verdant Technologies names new sales director-West

Verdant Technologies has brought on Harlan Ewert as sales director-West, effective immediately. Ewert comes to Verdant from 30+ years with The Kroger Co. He has spent his career in the retail grocery business and brings... more »

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