Postharvest

Ionized gas used for food safety

Start-up company NanoGuard Technologies is in the early phases of designing a technology that uses air and electricity to kill molds and pathogens on fruits, vegetables and other food, with a goal of replacing chemical... more »

Caveats for CA storage of asparagus

It's possible to extend the Michigan asparagus season by two weeks or more through controlled atmosphere storage. Randy Beaudry, horticultural professor at Michigan State University, outlined some takeaways from a study of CA storage for... more »

Taking control: CA storage for asparagus extends season

Asparagus growers are intrigued with the potential for extending the shelf life of the highly perishable crop to boost its postharvest life and lengthen a more profitable marketing window. Some research has been done on... more »

Grants seek to measure household food waste

Three universities will be targeting household food waste through $2 million in grants designed to research consumer behavior, supply chain disruptions and other factors leading to food waste. The Foundation for Food & Agricultural Research... more »

IFPA comments on EU packaging regulations

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) submitted public comments on the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on packaging and packaging waste. “We are fully committed to reducing, (with the long-term goal... more »

AgroFresh appoints four to leadership positions

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has made four key appointments to its senior leadership team. These new leaders will strengthen AgroFresh’s leadership and enhance its capabilities in global operations, manufacturing, information technology, digital solutions and human resources,... more »

IFPA names Produce Safety Immersion Program members

With providing food safety expertise and business solutions as one of its strategic commitments, the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) recently welcomed the fourth cohort to its Produce Safety Immersion Program. Sponsored by Calavo Growers... more »

Inteligistics promotes two to VP positions

Inteligistics, which has been leading the digital transformation and adding value to perishable supply chains for over a decade, has promoted company veterans Lawrence Mallia to vice president of digital transformation, and Eric Kithinji to... more »

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