Tomato Processor

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 »

Tiny tomatoes, summer-flavored potato chips among winners of PAC Global awards

Sunset Sprinkles Tiny Mighty Tomatoes and Miss Vickie's' line of Signatures potato chips have been recognized for packaging on the global stage by the... continue reading »

USDA backs automation in specialty crop processing, farming

At $64.7 billion, specialty crops comprised one-third of U.S. crop receipts and one-sixth of receipts for all agricultural products in 2017. Many s... continue reading »

SortiPack sytem to move beyond just cucumbers, tomatoes

SortiPack is a modular system for automatic grading, sorting and packing which Crux Agribotics launched successfully in 2019. SortiPack, can be adapte... continue reading »

Tomato Products Wellness Council

Tomato Products Wellness Council launches new website

The Tomato Products Wellness Council (TPWC) has launched a new website. TPWC is a nonprofit organization that lists its mission as “To increase t... continue reading »

Processing tomato production looks to be down

The USDA forecasts California’s processing tomato production to be below last year’s. The USDA’s contracted production for California process... continue reading »

University of Florida researchers seeking to develop tastier tomato

In their quest for a tastier tomato, University of Florida scientists are finding traits they believe will tempt consumers with flavor that triggers t... continue reading »