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Straw makes granadillas easier to eat
A new product promises to make the enjoyment of granadillas more enjoyable. Although they are very delicious, they can be cumbersome to eat. People in Colombia typically break open the skin of the fruit. But this is not commonly known in many countries around the world. And this led to the idea for the new.....


Credit card sized logger tracks shipment temperature
An extremely small NFC data logger to monitor temperature-sensitive products during transport has been announced by Blulog. No bigger than a credit card, this logger can be inserted directly into the packaging and features customisable temperature limits of 15-25°C, 2-8°C or any other user-defined limits. A.....


Holfeld Plastics extending range of fruit punnets
Holfeld will unveil an extended range of soft fruit punnets at Fruit Logistica, Berlin in FebruaryHolfeld Plastics, part of Waddington Europe, says it will be inviting visitors on their stand A-06 Hall 8.2 at Fruit Logistica to take a fresh look at an exciting new and extended packaging range.The.....


Two-sided labelling system announced
A German company has announced a new "top/bottom" labelling system, which can be used to simultaneously label fruit and vegetable trays on both sides. The system comes from the company Krebeck and consists of two synchronous conveyor belts and two labellers; each can be optionally equipped with a printing.....

Rainforest Alliance certifies first South American melons
The Rainforest Alliance has granted Itaueira, a Brazilian producer of REI and CEPI melons, the rights to use their seal. This makes the company the first South American melon grower to receive the Certified seal. This sustainability certificate was awarded after careful assessment of all key criteria in.....


Machine spiral cuts vegetable non-stop
A new machine claims to be able to spiral cut vegetables non-stop using separate magazines, one for processing and the other for loading. The machine was developed by German company Kronen. "The Spirello 150 cuts large quantities of vegetables – from carrots and potatoes, to pumpkins, radishes, beetroots,.....


Maya the Bee to market fresh fruit
A fruit company is planning to add Maja the bee to their marketing strategy. Faby Fruchtgroßhandel is presenting this intergenerational marketing concept for fruits soon, since the company has acquired the rights to the children's storybook classics, Maya, Wickie and Heidi for the new product line. Following.....


Visiting farms in virtual reality
Since 2012 consumers and partners have been able to get an impression of banana production and wide-ranging background information on plantations and workers through interactive videos on the online platform "Dole Earth". Five years later, the company is going one step further and presents a genuine 360°.....


Fruit color sorter makes debut
A digital fruit color sorter has been announced by Jiangxi Reemoon Technology. They claim the machine is a cost-effective optical sorting solution for citrus fruit, kiwis, apples, avocados and other fresh produce. To ensure fruit quality and customer satisfaction, it provides continuous sorting by separating.....


From ZTI smart machines
FLIA nomination for Mango Peeler-de-Cheeker
“We are quite proud to have been nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award for the second time,” says Hans Keijzer, manager of ZTI smart machines. “In 2014, our Destemmer — which de-stems grapes, vine tomatoes, dates, etc. — was nominated for the FLIA, and in 2017, our new machine, the Mango.....


Futura to show off Logika graders
Futura is a young and dynamic company with experience in the industry of electronic graders for fruit and vegetables. According to Futura, their mission is to bring their technologies to developing countries that need the resources to electronically grade and sort their fruits in order to export them. For.....


Horticultural innovations at Fruit Logistica
With Fruit Logistica coming up, many companies are showcasing new products. Here, we highlight a number of them that are relevant to horticulture.Improving uptake efficiency and soil stabilityVegand plant-based fertiliserVegand is a plant fertiliser containing natural ingredients that release nutrients and.....


Ghanese pineapple exporter works with European retailers
A pineapple grower from Ghana with a production of 1,000 metric tonnes and export channels to Europe, is hoping to expand the business with a first time visit to Fruit Logistica.“Our export market distribution channels are meant for importers and private agencies. We are now working on distributing through.....


“Let’s Eat” campaign at Fruit Logistica
A global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh products, will be exhibiting at Fruit Logistica to showcase the latest developments in reusable packaging and present its new branding campaign ‘Let’s Eat” to a broader public.IFCO believes that these advancements will follow the ones the company.....


Nominated for FLIA
BE-Cube Pallet Box to reduce bulk logistics costs
Over recent years, Beekenkamp Verpakkingen has been working on the development of a flexible storage and transport system in response to market demand to reduce bulk logistics costs. It is as a result of this development that the BE-Cube pallet box system emerged. The pallet box with Big Bag can be fully.....


Nominated for FLIA
Automated spiralizer Mod. Streamer convert vegetables in pasta
Turatti Group announced that the Mod. Streamer has been nominated for the prestigious Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2017.The new patent-pending automated spiralizer from Turatti Group allows to obtain a wide range of spiralized products, with different shapes and sizes. This solution allows to convert.....

Special Fruit Logistica
This month Fruit Logistica will be highlighted in our website. Fruit LogisticaPerhaps you are going to Fruit Logistcia for the first time or for many years in a row. If you have a new product, concept or other exciting news that will be launched at the Fruit Logistica, contact our editorial team.....