fruit processing

US to expand Japanese sand pear importation allowance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing importation of fresh sand pears from all pref... continue reading »

New sorting system for fresh-cut apples unveiled by Key Technology

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduces its new sorting system for fresh-cut apple products. This versat... continue reading »

New tools in assessing fruit quality and maturity

The benefits of being able to assess fruit quality and maturity in the field and in storage are many. Knowing the best time to harvest, store or proce... continue reading »

Cheribundi tart cherry juice moving processing to Peterson Farms in Michigan

Peterson Farms Inc. has announced that Cheribundi — one of nation’s largest producers of tart cherry juice — will now be processed at the Peters... continue reading »

TOMRA, Compac, BBC show off new equipment at Fruit Logistica

TOMRA Food, Compac and BBC Technologies exhibited at Fruit Logistica Berlin in early February. Fruit Logistica is world’s leading fresh produce i... continue reading »

Michigan fruit processor receives grant to aid $22 million expansion

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development on Jan, 22 approved a $135,000 performance-based Food and Agriculture Investment Fund gra... continue reading »

Salmonella sickens 96, traced to cut fruit from New Jersey facility

As of Dec. 30, 2019, a total of 96 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Javiana have been reported from 11 states. Illnesses we... continue reading »

Potato, citrus, stone fruit processing equipment unveiled at PMA Fresh

TOMRA Food has a strong presence at PMA this year with a state-of-the-art sorting machine and two innovative new products. [caption id="attachment_... continue reading »

Wonder Melon Kayco

Organic watermelon beverage, ‘Wonder Melon,’ coming from Kayco

Kayco is targeting New York City with its new organic watermelon beverage. Wonder Melon, marketed as “the latest thirst-quencher for those seekin... continue reading »

USDA to buy frozen peaches for food assistance program

USDA recently announced plans to purchase frozen peach products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be m... continue reading »