Postharvest

Heat brings out antioxidants, increases red in tomatoes

Turn up the heat, and get more nutrition from your tomato, University of Florida researchers say. Furthermore, when you buy a tomato, it will be about as red as it can be, thanks to the... more »

CBD postharvest treatment maintains quality, extends shelf life of strawberries

A new study indicates treating strawberries with CBD oil lengthens shelf life and reduces microbial load. University of South Florida researchers have found the non-intoxicating cannabinoid has the potential to reduce microbial growth and extend... more »

Low-cost SIMBA Lite for produce packers/shippers set by Dynamic Systems

Dynamic Systems Inc., a Bellevue, Washington software developer specializing in Traceability and Inventory Systems for Fresh Food, has launched a new low cost version of their SIMBA system designed to give smaller produce growers/packers/ shippers... more »

FreshCloud Harvest View launched by AgroFresh

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., a produce freshness solutions company, announced July 22 the launch of FreshCloud Harvest View, an advanced digital service that equips customers with on-time information to optimize harvest management and achieve enhanced fruit... more »

Study: Preservation tech key to driving higher margins, curbing waste

Food loss and waste (FLW) currently causes an estimated $1 trillion in economic losses globally each year. This constitutes a major humanitarian crisis in addition to an economic one, leading the United Nations to set... more »

Low-moisture food safety study gets MSU researcher $9.8M

Low-moisture foods, like cereals and flour, dried fruit and nuts, have been recalled repeatedly in the last few years, posing health risks to consumers and economic threats to businesses. Bradley Marks, professor and chair of... more »

Cold storage safety tips during COVID-19

What are cold storage operators doing to help mitigate risk of spreading COVID-19? • Disinfect equipment and frequently touched surfaces before shifts begin and after shifts are complete. “High-touch” surfaces include material handling equipment/forklifts, tables,... more »

Procurant expands operations to launch produce traceability solution

Procurant, a Silicon Valley technology company transforming the global food supply chain, announced the creation of a new customer innovation center and the release of Procurant Trace, a mobile, cloud-based service that enables accurate product... more »


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