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July 18, 2017, Ontario - New storage bins are currently being tested that could extend the shelf life of fresh Ontario produce.Dr. Jennifer DeEll, frest market quality program lead with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, is currently leading a two-year project to test the effectiveness of the…
July 17, 2017, Niagara on the Lake, Ont. - The Penn Refrigeration forced air system dramatically reduces the time peaches need to reach the optimal temperature. Take a look at how the equipment is being used at the Niagara on the Lake, P.G. Enns & Sons' facility.
June 24, 2016, Guelph, Ont – An all-natural spray, developed by University of Guelph researcher Jay Subramanian and his team of scientists, could do wonders to reduce food waste and enhance food security by extending the shelf life of fruit by up to 50 per cent. The spray uses a…
January 7, 2016, Orange, CA – New research reveals that irradiation can also be effective for treating blueberries and grapes for export without compromising fruit quality. It is often necessary to treat produce for insects in order to transport crops out of quarantine areas. Fumigation with methyl bromide, one of…
October 7, 2015, Guelph, Ont – It can be a real challenge for farmers to match their supply of fresh fruits and vegetables with consumer demand – especially at the height of the harvest when there is often an excess of fresh produce on the market, which can lower prices…
September 8, 2015, Windsor, Ont – A Canadian company claims it’s leading the race to provide the public frozen tomatoes, green peppers and onions, foods that until now didn't freeze well. Bonduelle Canada CEO Daniel Vielfaure says his company "has the leap on everyone" when it comes to the production…
Uncovered forklift openings and through the “hot” fruit where it warms (purple arrows). It‘s then drawn through the slots in the plywood (red arrows) and upward towards the evaporator coils to be re-cooled. Photo by courtesy of Hugh Fraser, OMAFRA The key to keeping fruits and vegetables alive after they’re…
April 27, 2015, Jalandhar, India – Researchers at the Central Potato Research Station (CPRS) in Jalandhar, India, claimed to have invented a new technique that would ensure storage of potatoes for longer duration. According to the principal scientist at CPRS, researchers have assembled a machine that can remove water from…
September 3, 2014 – TOMRA Sorting Solutions recently released its new sensor-based systems to sort and process potato products at Potato Europe. The company demonstrated the Field Potato Sorter (FPS) and displayed the Halo sorter at Potato Europe, in Bockerode, near Hanover, Germany. “This is the first successful high throughput…
Post-harvest potato storage expert Todd Forbush of Techmark Inc. in Lansing, Mich., says quality potato storage requires just two things: quality storage facilities and quality potatoes to store.“Neither will meet their potential without both working successfully together,” he says.The first step is to evaluate your existing facility to decide if…
Jun. 24, 2013 - University of Prince Edward Island student Michelle MacDonald has observed a new problem in the Island's carrot crop caused by a familiar fungus – Fusarium.Crown rot is typically a storage disease of carrots. But MacDonald discovered an outbreak of the disease in the field while working…
Apr. 24, 2013 - Neal Carter knew he was on to something when he noticed that apples were not a large part of the foodservice industry when compared to other snack foods. He asked himself why, and thought that because apples turn brown when cut, consumers preferred snack foods like…
September 14, 2012 – Sonoco, a global packaging company; Paper Pak Industries, a manufacturer of absorbent mediums for the food industry; and Bunzl Distribution, a global packaging and supplies distribution company, recently introduced the UltraFreshSystem for packaging fresh-cut produce. The UltraFreshSystem features a custom-designed, thermoformed Sonoco tray combined with an…
November 29, 2011 – An inflatable temporary storage developed by a north Norfolk, UK, potato business could slash costs and create new opportunities for growers.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) researchers in Kentville, N.S., are seeking remedies for disorders that continue to plague Honeycrisp. Two of the disorders are soft scald on the skin and an internal condition known as internal breakdown or low-temperature breakdown, explains Dr. Robert Prange. Dr. Prange, a specialist in post-harvest…
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