Tomato Processor

US tomato processing inventory 13.7% lower than last year

Total inventories of U.S. processed tomato products were just under 4.7 million tons, stated on a raw product equivalent basis, as of June 1, 2020, ac... continue reading »

Syngenta’s purple tomato wins coveted innovation award

Each year, the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award (FLIA) is presented to outstanding innovations in the fruit and vegetables supply chain. This year, th... continue reading »

California tomato processing contract acreage up 7.8%

As of May 15, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 12.0 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2020. Thi... continue reading »

‘Unprecedented’ rise in home food consumption shown in United Fresh report

United Fresh Produce Association’s first-quarter 2020 issue of FreshFacts on Retail reports on the beginning weeks of the unprecedented rise in in-h... continue reading »

ProEx Food vegetable peeler designed to use minimal water

ProEx Food offers a wide variety of produce processing equipment, including three different technologies for peeling: a knife peeler, u-bed peeler/scr... continue reading »

USDA urged to aid specialty crop supply chain by Congress, produce industry

On April 7, Congressmen Jimmy Panetta (D-California), Fred Upton (R-Michigan), Jim Costa (D-California) and Doug LaMalfa (R-California) led 108 member... 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 »

Frozen Food Aisle

Produce sees sales spike in US amid coronavirus, led by frozen fruits, vegetables

The numbers are starting to come in and at least on the grocery side of the business and the produce industry has been able to respond to consumer nee... continue reading »

Anti-pathogen packaging solution introduced by Aptar

Aptar Food + Beverage has launched InvisiShield platform technology, which is, according to the company, a first-of-its-kind anti-pathogenic packagin... 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 »