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Hurst International touts Versaprint traceability codes

Los Angeles-based Hurst International is touting item-level traceability capabilities of its patented Print on Demand (POD) Versaprint labeling system.

Food companies share biodiverse practices at Food+Tech Connect

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Danielle Gould is excited about biodiversity because you don’t even have to care about sustainability to like it — biodiversity just tastes delicious, she said. 

Manter machines combine into single unit for multiple bag sizes

Netherlands-based Manter International B.V. showcased its new bag placer and semi-automatic bagger at Berlin’s Fruit Logistica recently.

Emerson releases new in-transit tracker

Emerson is releasing the GO Real-Time Flex Tracker, which monitors the ambient temperatures, relative humidity and pulp temperature readings for fresh produce in transit.

Hy-Vee targets food waste with Flashfood app

Hy-Vee has launched a pilot program that lets shoppers buy products approaching their “best before” date at a significant discount.

CPS challenge offers $500K to target cause of outbreaks

The Center for Produce Safety, Woodland, Calif., is sponsoring a $500,000 challenge, seeking answers to cross-contamination issues in growing areas.

No categories for Viva Fresh Gateway to Innovation Awards

The Gateway to Innovation Awards at the Viva Fresh Expo is doing away with categories to accept submissions covering all aspects of the industry, including production, packing, packaging, technology and food safety.

Patented technology waits for commercial use

Jerry Twinam has created a patented process that preserves fresh peeled and cut potatoes for at least 35 days when the product is refrigerated. 

GV leads $90 million investment in Bowery Farming

With a $90-million investment, Bowery Farming plans to build large-scale indoor farms in cities across the country.

BBC Technologies debuts packing line equipment for small fruit

BBC Technologies, a segment of Tomra Food, has expanded its CURO system to focus on packing fruits under 40 millimeters (about 1.5 inches).