Technology to predict shelf-life of fresh produce

HDG are constantly exploring new possibilities to make the world more sustainable. In the food industry, the amount of food that is wasted on a worldwide scale reaches to approximately a third of the total food production. Due to this, HDG joined the “GreenCHAINge" project three years ago.

"In collaboration with researchers from Wageningen University & Research lead by Dr. Theo van der Lee and Dr. Lydia Meesters, HDG evaluated a prototype of an innovative plant imaging platform that could be implemented in our quality control process, the PathoScreen. It is a camera system for imaging plants, fruits or vegetables using chlorophyll fluorescence, multispectral, color and detection of fluorescence related to plant cell damage. It provides a detailed, clear and high-quality image, that allows remote detection in fruits or vegetables.

"With this technology we can determine how healthy the fruit or vegetable is, predict its shelf life and also detect decay and disease before it becomes visible. This technology will provide us vital information to assist and advise our clients about the storage potential. This overview will decrease food waste by creating optimal advises. At HDG we continue to provide added value for our clients with the best services and innovations in the fruits and vegetables quality control process, and help them to reduce food waste and be more economical and sustainable. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact HDG."


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