Trevor Suslow, an Extension research specialist at the University of California, Davis, is a key figure in fresh produce food safety, helping to define industry standards during his decades-long career.
Cherries are fragile fruits, prone to bruise and quick to soften. When Danfrugt Skælskør A/S, a large Scandinavian grower of cherries, needed a reliable, automated weighing and packing solution for the sensitive produce, it turned to Newtec.
After years of contracting with other companies to store apples, a New York apple grower and packer counts efficiency and enhanced technology as key benefits of adding controlled atmosphere (CA) storage on-site.
As sustainability becomes an increasingly prominent concern, industries around the world are striving to adopt eco-conscious practices.
A move by European nations, led by France, mandating that PLU (price look up) stickers on fresh fruits and vegetables be home compostable has major implications for U.S. exports. While the paper used to make the stickers in America is biodegradable, the adhesive is not.
When she formed her company, Earthcycle, nearly 20 years ago, Shannon Boase had a simple, if lofty, goal. “My purpose when I set up the company in 2005 was to save the planet, to do my part,” she said.
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