Postharvest

FDA to hear comments on leveraging technology

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled a virtual and in-person meeting to seek ideas on how the agency can leverage data and technology to advance food safety. The FDA is asking stakeholders to... more »

Verdant enters broccoli partnership

Verdant Technologies is expanding the adoption of its trademarked HarvestHold Fresh product in Canada to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the North American broccoli supply chain. HarvestHold Fresh is an in-box sheet that uses... more »

“FoldBot” robot reduces cardboard folding

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming machine. [caption id="attachment_34421" align="alignleft"... more »

Jensie Smith joins Fox Packaging as account manager

Jensie Smith is the new retail and key accounts manager at Fox Packaging. Smith will manage a portfolio of key accounts, overseeing communication, streamlining artwork changes and guiding packaging programs. Jensie... more »

New sweet corn varieties hold flavor, fight pests

Sweet corn growers are seeing improvements in many areas, including sugars, flavor holding, ear placement, stalk height and strength, shelf life and improved picking windows. Seed catalogs typically feature dozens of sweet corn varieties, often... more »

USDA releases report on pesticide residues

The USDA has released its Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report focused on 2022 sampling results, which shows that more than 99% of all foods sampled had residues well below Environmental Protection Agency safety standards, if... more »

Neolithics technology eliminates inspection waste

Neolithics, an artificial intelligence (AI) agritech company, is launching Neolithics Light, an automated, portable produce inspection system. The non-destructive technology eliminates inspection waste, improves productivity and increases the volume of saleable product, according to a... more »

DeltaTrak, University of South Florida awarded patent

DeltaTrak and the University of South Florida have jointly received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an approach to monitoring and encoding the quality of perishable goods along the supply chain. In... more »

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