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California strawberry researchers identify Fusarium wilt-resistant gene

Strawberry losses from Fusarium wilt could become less of a threat after researchers at the University of California-Davis discovered genes that are resistant to the deadly soil-borne disease. The findings, published in the journal Theoretical... more »

SAVRpak extends shelf life of berries, grapes during trials

SAVRpak has released a new moisture-control technology that extends the shelf life of fresh produce by up to three times, trials have shown. The Drop-In technology is a chemical-free, biodegradable pouch that is placed in... more »

AgroFresh helps keep produce supply chain moving

Although COVID-19 does not currently pose major threats to overall global food security, it continues to cause disruptions in the fresh produce supply chain. Growers and packers are adjusting their operations and processes to become... more »

Packaging firms work to reduce food waste

As the global population rises, focus on minimizing food waste intensifies. All along the supply chain, packaging plays a vital role in achieving this goal. Processors look to packaging companies for products that preserve freshness... more »

WeighPack introduces servo-driven flow packager

WeighPack recently announced a new addition to its Sleek Wrapper line of automatic flow wrapping machines. Flow wrapping is a horizontal packaging process in which product enters the machinery and is wrapped in clear or... more »

$600K given for longer shelf life research

Hazel Technologies will continue its research into developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce after receiving a second round of federal funding. The Chicago-based company will receive a second phase of funding from the USDA... more »

Pouch bagger modified to gently handle tree fruit

Equipment provider Fox Solutions has added a new feature to its pouch bagger to better serve tree fruit packers. The machine’s “soft fill” feature allows the bagger... more »

New Eagle Packaging machinery creates XL trays

Eagle Packaging Machinery has recently introduced the Vassoyo Air XL for forming extra-large produce trays with or without a lid. The tray former can create trays up to 60"x60" and uses a Nordson glue system.... more »

New Dole packaging targets snacking on the go

Dole is launching its new GO Berries!, three snack-size packages that snap apart. Each contains 4 ounces of fresh Dole strawberries. Ventilated for freshness and rinsing, the proprietary package is the first to provide "snap-rinse-go"... more »

SIMBA updates touch screen, software

New updates to the SIMBA Touch Screen will give users greater control of the ability to monitor pack lines in real-time, know what is in inventory and record shipments. The SIMBA (Specialized Inventory Management with... more »

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