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September/October 2022

Advanced technology for prune sorting

Mariani, a fourth-generation, family-owned company, has been in the dried fruit industry for 115 years. The company has adopted advanced technology to ensure the highest product quality and production efficiency. With five facilities across the U.S. and Mexico, Mariani processes over 300 million lbs. of fruit annually and sells its product under the Mariani brand, under customers’ private labels and as bulk ingredients to food processors.


At a time when many processors’ bottom lines are stretched thin, global fruit and vegetable processor Greenyard has adopted a new strategy to strengthen theirs.

Getting the creative juices flowing

Israeli start-up Better Juice and GEA Group AG, Germany, recently opened a new pilot facility, where juice manufacturers can test their sugar-reduction technology.

We do more together than we ever could apart

If you’ve been involved with the Center for Produce Safety, you know that our personality is to be humble. After all, our mission to enhance fresh produce safety will likely never be 100% completed — there will always be a new challenge — and we rely on a legion of volunteers to do our work.

Where are all the robots?

Over the past several months, the winners of the International Fresh Produce Association Fresh Field Catalyst Accelerator program have been immersing themselves in the produce industry.

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