cold storage

Temperature-predicting system receives patent

Supply chain software company Inteligistics has been granted a patent for a process to help predict temperatures and quality of perishable products. Pittsburgh-based Inteligistics was granted Patent No. 11,810,041 by U.S. and Trademark Office for... more »

AgroFresh celebrates 20 years of SmartFresh

In 2003, AgroFresh first launched its flagship ripening management solution SmartFresh, the premier ethylene postharvest management tool for fruits, vegetables and florals. SmartFresh puts the ripening process “on hold” so that softening and over-ripening occur... 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 »

Food industry, cold storage shift with online demand

The food industry, including produce, is undergoing significant disruption from COVID-19, as U.S. consumers increasingly have groceries delivered directly to their homes (D2C) or are buying online and picking up in store (BOPIS). CBRE Group... more »

Global Cold Chain Conference announces keynote speaker

Jackie Caplan Wiggins, Vice President and COO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce, will deliver the keynote at the Global Cold Chain Conference, Monday, June 25 in Chicago.... more »

Storage techniques transform vegetable industry

Cooling has been central to the idea of food preservation almost as long as civilization has been around. Evidence for cooling by evaporation or storing in caves goes back thousands of years. Ice houses were... more »

Digi unveils wireless temperature tracking

Digi International has introduced Digi Honeycomb, a service that continuously and wirelessly monitors the temperature of perishable goods. The monitoring system provides alerts and warnings of equipment irregularities and temperature analytics. ... more »

Loans available for handling equipment, portable storage

USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer announced changes to the Farm... more »

On-farm storage facilities focus of new publication

“On-Farm Cold Storage of Fall-Harvested Fruit and Vegetable Crops” covers the planning, design and operation of a cold storage facility. The new publication is authored by Scott Sanford, an agricultural engineer in the department of... more »

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